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Contents Pulse 31 UP CLOSE Former MLB pitcher Chris Gruler on finding himself and building something even greater

36 BEAT To Be Continued co-owner Chrissy Sayare debuts a new boutique

38 BEAT Peter “Gold” Ezugwu helps people put their dreams into action

40 HIS STYLE Meet Steve Martori III

Now 67 HOT TICKET Desert Botanical Garden’s holiday glow

68 LOWDOWN News to know

72 DO Six great upcoming events

74 CALENDAR Noteworthy events

78 EVENT Live & Local

80 EVENT ARTrageous Scottsdale Arts Gala

82 OUT High tea experiences

84 OUT Vodka varietals

86 CULTURE Paolo Soleri at SMoCA


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42 HER STYLE Meet Dee Siverhus

44 NOTICED Women on the scene

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96 DWELL Celebrate in style

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TIPS FOR MORE THANKFUL INVESTING IN THE FUTURE GOLD AND SILVER HAVE BEEN PURCHASED AS A HEDGE AGAINST PAPER BASED INVESTMENTS FOR DECADES. TYPICALLY WHEN THE DOLLAR GETS WEAK THE PRECIOUS METALS GET STRONG. DOES THIS STRATEGY STILL MAKE SENSE? A: Yes, it still makes sense to put a portion of your investment dollars into precious metals. Gold has been used as real money for thousands of years and will continue to be valued as currencies are dangerously manipulated by Central Banks. Consumers often think they are buying into the gold and silver market and end up with collectable coins. The biggest reason brokers love selling semi rare coins such as old silver dollars or older gold coins minted prior to 1933 is that the mark up is


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It’s hard to believe that November is upon us. As we enter the season of indulgence, we want to make sure you’re well-equipped for the task. That’s why we’ve included some Thanksgiving-themed drinks to prime you for the big the meal (page 120), a scotch tasting series (page 68), and if you’re feeling fancy, a round-up of high tea experiences, including a brand-new “tipsy tea party” (page 82). We even got the lowdown on a trial of exclusive Belvedere vodka that’s only launching at select venues in three locales, with Arizona being one of them (page 84). As for indulgences of the sophisticated variety, our feature highlights hot spots – from sports bars to wine lounges – that favor those 40-plus, or, perhaps, any of-age reveler with more discerning taste (page 88). Of course, with the weather beckoning for patio time, we couldn’t leave out those who want to indulge with their furry friend – check out page 124 for the 411 on the Valley’s best pup-friendly patios. In other outdoor news, there’s a plein air painting class (and more art-focused endeavors – Monet and mimosas, anyone?) at The Hermosa Inn (page 70). Look the part in autumn attire spanning all things plaid (page 98), quintessentially fall (page 100), or edgy-yet-elegant for him and her (page 102). With this month’s flurry of activity, don’t forget to carve out time for some selfcare with luxe bath products meant to soothe your senses (page 97). Finally, we are spotlighting this year’s real estate superstars (page 53), and our cover follows suit with SimonCRE’s founder and CEO, Joshua Simon, who shares his commercial development know-how as well as his commitment to giving back (page 48). After all, beyond all the decadence, festivals, soirees and holiday prep, at the heart of this month, it really comes down to something very simple: giving. All the best, Chelsea Young Editor-in-Chief Instagram: @young_chelsea Connect with us! Facebook: @soscottsdalemagazine Instagram: @so_scottsdale_magazine

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Former MLB pitcher Chris Gruler on finding himself and building something even greater

When Chris Gruler walks into the room, heads seem to turn. He still has the body of an athlete, an air of confidence seems to surround him, and his laugh is good-natured and warm. It’s this affable personality that makes him a natural host on camera and well-liked by his clients. What many don’t know is that Gruler

rose from the ashes of another man, a younger self that thought he had his whole life planned out. In 2002, Gruler was selected in the first round of the MLB draft by the Cincinnati Reds. Plucked directly from his senior year in high school as a starting pitcher, Gruler’s dream of the big

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Pulse UP CLOSE you have your entire identity wrapped up into one thing and that is ripped from you, you don’t understand how to handle it. I began to feel sorry for myself, and I thought everyone was out to get me. It took me a while to find out who I was and what that person meant to me.”

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leagues had arrived. “It was a dream come true to say the least,” Gruler says. “My favorite experience was pitching in front of a crowd of 15,000 people and seeing my parents so proud of me. I could even hear my Pops coaching me from his seat. It made me think back to Little League and all the support my family had put into this dream.” But Gruler’s career didn’t evolve quite as he planned. The Reds were making a big push for a lot of the new high draft picks that year, fast-tracking them through the system and into the big leagues. Gruler’s arm simply could not keep up with the demand, and he ended his career after the first of his three shoulder surgeries, over the course of seven years. “It was an extremely dark time for me,” Gruler says. “When


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Gruler used journaling to work through his feelings and to re-establish his identity outside of baseball. Not used to a typical 9-to-5 job, Gruler sought to launch his own business, one that provided him an endless variety of experiences and the ability to help people and solve problems. With that, Protégé Branding was born. Protégé is Gruler’s self-described storytelling and branding company. Focused on garnering attention for athletes, influencers and businesses, its services range from full-scale creative branding and cinematography to marketing and development. Gruler had found a sweet spot; not only could he help grow brands but he could use his natural skillset to push businesses forward. Even Gruler’s friends admit he’s the guy you want by your side, noting he’s the person who will have your back no matter what, as well as someone you can always count on for a pep talk or a well-made Old-Fashioned. But Gruler was not quite done exploring this new side of himself. His love of food led to the realization that although the restaurant scene in Scottsdale was unique, it wasn’t getting the national acclaim it deserved. He then launched another brand: “The website was founded by myself and two of my good friends. Miguel is our lead cinematographer, Troy is our lead content writer, and I guess I’m the on-screen talent,” Gruler laughs. “There are quite a few restaurants here that are taking risks and doing some awesome things. Our goal is to shine a spotlight on them and really put Scottsdale on the map.” Gruler and his team are set to film at their 100th restaurant location this month. Along with the other perks of the website, they also offer a VIP newsletter where they routinely give away gift cards from restaurants to their followers. Thrilled by this collaboration, Gruler continued to seek other projects. In January 2016, after partnering with his brother-in-law, Gruler launched Jubi, a stress relief and mental focus nootropic shot (meaning it enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning). Now in more than 5,000 stores nationwide, it is a drink tailored to anyone who needs a little extra focus or motivation. From a man who felt like he had lost everything to growing an empire of businesses, Gruler certainly has come a long way in finding himself. With his dark days behind him, he admits he wouldn’t be where he is without them. “I look back and I honestly can’t say I’d take back a single thing of the last 10 years,” Gruler says. “They were hard, but sometimes it’s the hard times that make the man. I feel like we are just getting started. All three companies are growing, and I look forward to seeing where we can take them. On a personal level, I got married last year, so I’m hoping kids are in my future, and I am excited to see where Chris Gruler will be in another 10 years.”

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HAIR COLOR IS TRICKY. Ensuring the perfect shade, finishing the process with hair that is still healthy, creating the perfect look—there are not many who can do it all or who are known as the go-to expert in color. But now Scottsdale has a color guru. Rod Gentry, one of the industry’s color experts, has relocated from Chicago— where he spent 24 years working in the field—to Scottsdale. His clients know four main things about Rod: They’ll receive undivided, personalized attention at their appointment (no double booking!); he’ll use only the top and best products to ensure their hair stays healthy; his wealth of knowledge and expertise will allow them to achieve the look they want; and that the color will be perfect, every time. Rod approaches hair color differently than others, first working with a client to determine the look they want, and then taking into account the client’s complexion and lifestyle to make sure that the end result will be something that is both flattering and workable.

One of his main focuses is always on the health of the hair, and so he uses only highend, enzyme-based developers (rather than peroxide-based ones) so that hair is left in a better condition, and extremely shiny. He also always finishes a color process with a conditioning treatment as part of the color service. “You can have long hair and great color, but if it’s damaged, it won’t look as good,” he explains.

HIS WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE WILL ALLOW THEM TO ACHIEVE THE LOOK THEY WANT; AND THAT THE COLOR WILL BE PERFECT, EVERY TIME. He relentlessly pursues education to stay at the top of his field, traveling worldwide to learn about the newest innovative techniques, products and knowledge, training in such places as London and New York. “I really think that education is the key to success,” he explains. Rod’s services include single process color, highlights, color gloss, color paneling, ombre, extended conditioning, color correction, color removal and more, as well as cutting-edge haircuts. “I guarantee my work. Period,” he says.

Rodney Gentry can be contacted on 480-639-2000, or at Visit him at 10201 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 28, Scottsdale AZ 85258.


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To Be Continued co-owner Chrissy Sayare shares her love of fashion and debuts a new boutique


Chrissy Sayare believes that every great couture piece deserves a second chance, and that amazing pieces can be found in the most unlikely places. Though, one likely place to find them is her boutique consignment shop, To Be Continued ( Tucked among its racks are unique luxury goods that make a statement. “I was always attracted to luxury fabrics, statement buttons, rich leather in shoes, and old boucle jackets with fox fur around the collar,” Sayare says. “I would hunt for these pieces everywhere, until the day I realized I wasn’t the only one. These items were in demand and deserved a second chance.” After spending most of her adult life in Boston and Paris, Sayare – along with her husband and business partner, Mitch – moved to Paradise Valley in 2012. Inspired by the well-heeled women of Scottsdale and eager to merge her love of fashion and their entrepreneurial backgrounds, Sayare set out to create a one-ofa-kind experience in luxury consignment shopping. Since opening in Scottsdale in January 2014, Sayare has established a loyal following of fashionistas who love to consign and shop the store’s coveted designer clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories. “I have a large network of international clients that I’ve cultivated. I’ll be going to Paris, New York and Dubai this fall to go through some truly extraordinary closets for merchandise,” Sayare says. “The incredible thing about our pieces is a lot of them come from some of the most fashionable women in Scottsdale, who also happen to be customers.” Sayare is now expanding her empire to another location, TBC2, which will be two doors down from her flagship boutique in Hilton Village. A bit sassier, the new concept is focused on younger clientele. TBC2 will offer additional discounts on already discounted designer merchandise along with more contemporary brands like Tory Burch, Elizabeth and James, and Isabel Marant. Sayare’s mantra for her boutiques is one she also lives by: “Dress for the life you want to live, take some risks, think outside the box, have the courage to be different, and buy it when you see it.”


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Peter “Gold” Ezugwu pays it forward by helping people put their dreams into action


Motivation and success are two words that clearly describe businessman and former professional basketball star Peter “Gold” Ezugwu. After creating the youth athletic organization Future Stars International in 2010, Ezugwu then turned his focus from athletics to business empowerment by joining forces with a team of like-minded individuals to found PowerVision ( Regardless of where someone is on their entrepreneurial journey, PowerVision helps people define what they want to do and how they’re going to do it. Rooted in community building and support, PowerVision seeks to help individuals and organizations achieve their fullest potential. “We believe that everything starts with purpose, and that success starts with doing for others first – pay it forward,” Ezugwu says. “PowerVision’s entire leadership team has always been actively involved in volunteer leadership and models this continually.” As the CEO and managing partner, Ezugwu says his goals behind PowerVision are multi-faceted, making sure everyone has the opportunity to prosper and grow. “I believe that with systems, focus and discipline, entrepreneurs can take their vision for a business and make it a success,” he says. “I am passionate about helping people move into action and creating something they can grow.” Currently, Ezugwu and PowerVision are working with a number of clients across varying industries Valley-wide, including several in Scottsdale. Ezugwu says there is no end to the number of people PowerVision will help. “My vision is to help thousands of leaders move past their ‘stuck zones’ and create sustainable, scalable organizations.” Ezugwu is no stranger to leading the charge and creating innovative ideas that drive and teach those around him. As a former professional athlete, he has been able to translate his achievements on the court into corporate America. In the near decade since entering the business world, Ezugwu has established himself as a successful entrepreneur, leading multiple companies and entrepreneurs to success, and ultimately helping others live their dreams of starting a business or growing one they already have.


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FROM THE GROUND UP Steve Martori III’s sophisticated wardrobe lives up to the family name BY EMILY GLYNN / PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

In the case of Steve Martori III, the fourth-generation president of local family-owned produce company Martori Farms, less is most definitely more. “Since my days aren’t predictable, I try to maintain a simple and functional wardrobe,” he says, alluding to a penchant for contemporary brands like AG, Theory, and rag & bone. “When I started this role, I found it enticing that I could modernize an already successful business model and [never] have the same day twice.” Despite having a dynamic schedule that includes jetting clients to the company’s fruitful farms, the licensed pilot recently adopted a minimalistic mindset, pruning his closet of frivolous pieces that don’t encapsulate his clean-cut entrepreneurial spirit. “I’ve gotten my wardrobe down to about four different colors now,” says Martori, who cites white, black, gray and navy among his favorite hues. “It’s more practical for me, and I like the philosophy behind having a personal uniform.”

Which trait do you admire most in yourself? My ability to adapt to my surroundings. I can assess what it is I need to do to be most successful while remaining authentic and honest. What items do you gravitate toward when shopping? I gravitate toward jeans, well-fitting shirts and clean colors. Very simple and classic pieces. What would we be surprised to find in your closet? I’m a pretty simple guy, but if you look inside my closet you’d be surprised to find a bunch of jeans next to a tailored Tom Ford tuxedo. I’m simple, but I’m not boring.


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Dee Siverhus makes a statement with her personalized style


Fashion in the operating room is about as sterile as it comes. Just ask Dee Siverhus, co-founder of Contour You (, a premier body contouring medical spa in North Scottsdale. “If you can dress up scrubs, you’re proficient in dressing up any outfit,” she jokes. “You’ll never catch me without a pair of wild shoes and loud statement jewelry when I’m in uniform.” Siverhus may be dedicated to helping her clients gain confidence through non-invasive procedures, but the registered nurse doesn’t overlook the potential of bright colors and luxurious fabrics when it comes to feeling good in one’s own skin. For the avid golfer, brands like Tail Activewear and Jamie Sadock help her do just this, striking the perfect balance between comfort and style. Off the green, her ensembles take a sultry turn. “I can’t resist pairing Miss Me denim with Lucchese hair-on-hide boots, a matching belt, and some turquoise jewelry,” Siverhus says. “I guess you could say I’ve learned to embrace the Southwestern style!”

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? When our patients call me to let me know how happy they are with their results, even before their next visit. Where is your favorite spot to unwind after a long week of procedures? I can usually be talked into a beer and a game of cornhole at The Vig. How has your style evolved over the years? I try to dress age-appropriate, which now includes lots of sun protection! I tend to wear more long sleeves, SPF clothing, and hats than I’ve ever worn before.


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PHOENIX FASHION WEEK Held at Talking Stick Resort, this chic event celebrated its 10th year


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Leading an active, athletic lifestyle sometimes results in injury. Not breathing properly through your nose can impact your quality of life, endurance and stamina. Surgical correction of nasal fractures and septal deviations can dramatically improve your performance. And while you're at it...why not correct that bump on the nose affecting your profile or that extra width or size to your nose that you've never liked? Consult with Dr. Shepherd Pryor, the premier Scottsdale Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty expert in the aesthetic form and function of the nose.

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CONNECTIONS OF HOPE An evening benefiting Teen Lifeline at the Montelucia


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Your skin deserves to be in the hands of a specialist!

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A N E W B R E E D O F B U I L D E R Commercial development mogul Joshua Simon shares his secrets for prosperity and philanthropy


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It’s 5 a.m. and the sun will not rise for another hour. The street lamps are on, the roadways are clear, and most of the city is still tucked in bed. Up in an office building, a single light is on. Joshua Simon, founder and CEO of SimonCRE, has already been up for hours. It’s that energy, enthusiasm and ambitious nature that has taken the young 32-year-old straight to the top of his industry and built him an empire in commercial development. Founded in 2010, SimonCRE is a full-service commercial real estate developer. The company seeks to redefine the commercial real estate development industry using impeccable service and superior technology to assist clients, and its leader is trailblazing that mission. Simon wanted to build a company that was unique, willing to adapt, and left a lasting impact on the communities it served. That meant living and breathing the core values that have been so fundamental to Simon since he was young. Raised with the Midwestern belief that the only way to make it through life was hard work, Simon, who grew up in Chicago, would launch a series of businesses from the time he was five. One day it was yard work, the next it was babysitting and then plowing driveways. Simon would wake early and retire late from a day of work well done. “My mom always said I was born an entrepreneur, and I suppose that is true,” Simon says. “But, for me, it was about gaining experiences. I wasn’t working to make money; I was hustling because it was natural to me. It allowed me to meet people, instilled in me a value system, and it taught me about integrity.” At the age of 12, Simon and his family moved to Phoenix. His first real job was at In-N-Out Burger, where he quickly climbed the ranks to manager. The position left him thrilled with the responsibility and empowered by the feeling of success. It would also keep him in Phoenix, where he chose to attend Arizona State University. “I got a degree in communication, but, more so, college introduced me to real estate,” Simon says. “During my freshman year, I was awarded an internship at a prestigious local commercial real estate developer. By 19, I was traveling the country and had closed over 20 million dollars in deals. It also made me realize that development was more than pushing dirt around. It was about building communities, affording businesses opportunity, creating

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hundreds of jobs, and, ultimately, it’s about helping people.” Inspired by the work he was doing, Simon yearned for a business of his own. The problem was Simon had no investment capital, and, in 2010, the market was still in shambles. It would take a leap of faith to launch his organization, or, in Simon’s instance, a lot of hard work. “If there was a time to fail, it was then,” Simon laughs.


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BUILDING A LEGACY Simon immediately did what he does best – he used his time wisely and began building his business. He started making phone calls to associates, and he took a high-percentage business loan to buy his first property. He also began to make a name for himself with contractors, property owners and competitors. “I was 25 years old, had no money in my pocket, and just my reputation to lean on,” Simon says. “In this business, it’s all about trust, and, like any relationship, that takes time to build. So, my strategy was to keep my head high, my integrity higher, and my nose to the grindstone. After a while, the contractors started answering my calls and deals started to be made. I was finally sitting at the table.” SimonCRE went from two employees to 20, and, most recently, the organization closed on their 100th property. To date, SimonCRE has completed about 90 projects in 18 states, and this year, the company will do $100 million in development. But even at the start of this success, the energetic entrepreneur wasn’t ready to slow down. In 2010, while managing his growing organization, Simon also founded a hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company called One Stop Voice, which specialized in business communications. After almost four years, Simon sold it to a publicly traded company to focus on the tremendous growth SimonCRE was experiencing. “It’s important to remember that if you try to do everything, you can’t be great at anything,” Simon says. “I was spreading myself too thin and knew it. I had to remind myself that, at some point, I had to start enjoying success. That didn’t mean slowing down; it meant finding pleasures in things other than work. It meant re-energizing every once in a while.” Simon now balances his long work days with trips around the country and the world. An avid sports fan, he often takes private jets to ASU games, enjoying the cities in which the team plays. He also spends time in Aspen, particularly escaping to Colorado’s great outdoors. Another way that Simon refreshes from the strain of dayto-day decision-making is through philanthropy. Lately, he has focused his efforts on supporting The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a bipartisan organization of U.S. citizens committed to strengthening, protecting and promoting the U.S.-Israel relationship. He often contributes resources to Goodwill, as well as staying deeply involved in ASU’s athletic and education programs. “I was welcomed into this industry through an internship program, and I wanted to do the same for other young entrepreneurs,” Simon says. “SimonCRE runs an incredible internship program for ASU students interested in learning more about commercial real estate. These young adults are not filing papers. They are actively on the phone, making deals and experiencing the business. The thought that this program could mentor them to success is a powerful thing.” Simon admits that learning from others is a cornerstone of why he’s gained success at such a young age. In fact, he would often join boards and attend leadership summits to find his next mentor. Currently, he is the state government relations chair for the

International Council of Shopping Centers; co-chair of the Four Corners Idea Exchange; and a member of Urban Land Institute, Aspen Institute, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Young Presidents’ Organization, The Aji Network, and ASU’s Sun Devil Club and President’s Club. Through these endeavors, he networks and cultivates connections among competitors and business leaders alike. “It is so incredibly important to build a network of thought leaders around yourself. Never be afraid to talk to the competition, question them relentlessly, and discover new answers to age-old problems,” Simon says. “Too many people go into business seeking wealth, when what they should be doing is seeking passion. I have a new mentor almost every year, and I have learned so much from each of them, but they all have one thing in common: passion. So, I urge others to also find that for themselves. I certainly have.” So Scottsdale! November ‘17


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There’s no doubt that Scottsdale and Paradise Valley have the most sought-after real estate in the Valley of the Sun. Whether you’re ready to sell, purchase your first home, or are a seasoned homebuyer, the area has experienced real estate agents well-qualified for the task. From honing in on the fine details of selling and purchasing to helping you close the deal, each realtor is an expert in the field. Here, meet the best in the business – the Valley’s Real Estate Superstars.


Allison Cahill & Partners Luxury Properties at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Arizona Properties As a young child, Allison Cahill’s earliest memories were of being buckled into the backseat of her father’s car looking at large parcels of land, on the outskirts of the city. She was raised in land acquisition and at a very young age was taught the value of buying real estate. Those early experiences are fond memories for the woman who would take a curvy path, to eventually follow in her father’s footsteps. Cahill first chose to pursue education. She got her Masters in Educational Instruction and taught French for seven years, until she could save enough money for law school. She soon became a high powered corporate attorney in Chicago, with a focus on Asset Protection and Estate Planning. “Everyone always asks me why I chose to give up my law profession because I obviously loved it, but that answer is simple. For my children. I could not stand leaving every day and not seeing them again until bedtime. My biggest accomplishment has been raising those two amazing children. Now, if I could only be as successful at raising my 6-month old puppy,” laughs Cahill. Cahill now uses that legal experience to aid her loyal group of clients and her agency. Known for her seriousness on the job but also for her light heartedness, behind the scenes. Specializing in the unique neighborhoods of North Scottsdale’s luxury market, Cahill is well recognized for her adept ability to find the perfect property and ensure her clients get strong returns on their investments. She also holds three designations as an Accredited Buyer Representative, Seller Representative Specialist, and Designated Luxury Specialist. While she’s a pitbull at the negotiation table, she does have a weakness for philanthropy. The Phoenix Children’s Hospital is particularly near and dear to her heart, as she is currently a member of the Leadership Circle for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. As part of this select group, she is involved in selecting where grant money will go within the hospital’s research and development. “This community and my role in it are incredible important to me,” says Cahill. “I take agency law very seriously and I use it to look out for my client’s best interests. There are a lot of pitfalls in real estate and I work hard to protect my clients and keep them on the path of realizing their goals and dreams.” To contact Allison Cahill, Esq., call 215.262.7066 or visit


Lisa Westcott-Wadey with Russ Lyon Sotherby’s International Realty If Lisa Westcott-Wadey has two passions it would be golf and real estate. A natural athlete, her father was a professional golfer who introduced her to the sport. Now she says it’s just simply in her blood. She has since melded this love into connecting with buyers and sellers for luxury properties, in the Scottsdale area. “There is no better way to connect with a client then during eighteen holes of golf,” says Westcott-Wadey. “You discover who they are, what they are searching for and I think it helps build trust. Like any relationship, it takes time to establish trust. I really believe that building confidence with a client creates a foundation, and it keeps them coming back for their next perfect home.” And come back they do. Over ninety-five percent of WestcottWadey’s clientele are repeat or referred business, much of them seeking coveted private properties and golf communities. It’s the perfect blend of her two loves. “While I have worked with luxury properties across all price points and regions, I definitely specialize in certain areas. I like to believe that my extensive background in luxury and golf course properties, affords my clients the opportunity to find the right community for them,” says Westcott-Wadey. “One of the best feelings I have as a professional is when they step into that perfect home and just simply smile. I understand that this is one of my client’s biggest investments and it’s my responsibility to represent them through a smooth transaction. It’s my hole in one.” Her clients would readily admit she is a pro, on and off the course. Westcott has been designated as the #1 Realtor at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty for 2014 and to this day remains in the top 5. She also was named Top 10 Producer in Homes and Land Magazine and is in the top 1% of Realtors in all of Arizona. She also is on the Carefund Board of Directors, the Honor Health Advisory Board, a SAAR Professional Committee Chair and is a RAPAC Major Investor. Since 2002, she had been dedicated to her clients, to her community and a leader in her industry. They say when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life but it’s hard work that has put Lisa Westcott at the top of this industry. To contact Lisa Westcott-Wadey call 480.229.3455 or visit

FOR FAMILY AND PHILANTHROPY Christine Espinoza with RE/MAX Fine Properties

Christine Espinoza knows a house is more than a home. It’s the place you raise your children, it’s every holiday, every special moment and it’s the place where you can escape the world around you. Every neighborhood is a community, one that welcomes you. She knows these things because she was taught it from a young age, by her real estate broker father and that is how she is raising her two boys. Espinoza’s father had been in real estate since before she was born. Originally from Ohio, she moved to Arizona at the age of six and attended the University of Arizona. After graduation, she got her real estate license and worked by her father’s side, jumping on the fast track to learn the industry. It truly was a family run business. Now, with RE/MAX Fine Properties Espinoza is celebrating her 21st year in real estate. “My favorite part of this career is not only meeting new and interesting people daily, but being able to help them with one of the largest financial decisions of their lives. I build relationships with my clients that extend well beyond the sale of their home. I enjoy being my clients’ friend and go to person if they need a referral for anything.” Espinoza’s career affords her the opportunity to enjoy her own family, something that has always been incredibly important to her. “My boys, Dominic and Brody are actively involved in their schools and play sports, so pretty much every weekend when I’m not with a client, I’m on a field or a court watching their games,” says Espinoza. “I think my clients appreciate the fact that I understand they have busy lives, because I do too. Knowing the market and the industry saves my client time and hassle, making their transactions as smooth as possible, so they can concentrate on their lives and families.” Espinoza also supports the community and her boys are not afraid to pitch in. “I started a nonprofit women’s group in 2012 called Platform Scottsdale. We host social events for women, giving them the opportunity to connect, as well as bringing awareness to various charities in our area,” says Espinoza. “I take my boys every month to feed the homeless in Phoenix, and we set up collection stations for hygiene products and sneakers for the people in need in our community.” To contact Christine Espinoza please call 602.989.7492 or visit


Kathy Reisdorf & Cindy Metz of Reisdorf Metz & Partners at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Call them the dream team, Kathy Reisdorf and Cindy Metz are known throughout the valley for their hard work and integrity. They have an innate ability to represent buyers in finding the perfect home and are equally adept at collaborating with sellers to best position and market their property. Reisdorf and Metz have been honored with numerous awards, most recently earning back-toback years on the RLSIR Chairman’s Club, 2016 Top Women in Real Estate, and The Brilliant, Bold and Beautiful Award. The cornerstone of their partnership is their dedication and commitment to their clients, which really seems to make them shine. With over twenty-five combined years of experience, Reisdorf and Metz have established their successful real estate practice through exceptional customer service and strategic business skills. This philosophy is the foundation on which they lead a collaborative group of full-time agents. All members of Reisdorf Metz & Partners bring an impressive background of higher education and experience in both real estate and Corporate America. Collectively, they are skilled experts in sales, marketing, finance, negotiation, and customer service, setting them apart from other agents. With their

combined talents, they provide buyers and sellers with informed, positive, and successful transactions. “We understand that teams are the wave of the future,” says Reisdorf. “There is a significant advantage to working collaboratively. We strategically harness that power to maximize results for our clientele. We have exceptional connections, resources, and a very talented back office, which affords us the ability to be present and available for our clients.” This dream team has truly proven their worth. With more than seventy-five percent of their business referral driven; they have cultivated a loyal following of repeat business. “Knowledge is power, and in today’s world, consumers have more information at their fingertips than ever before; however, not all information is accurate or applicable,” says Metz. “They really need an experienced agent to help them interpret the information, navigate the process and provide the best representation possible. It is critical to have a strong advocate on your side.” “Our business is not a part time endeavor; it is a full time commitment. We are truly passionate about what we do and subsequently it resonates in our work ethic. We have built our partnership on a tradition of trust, with the intention of earning customers for life,” says Reisdorf. To contact Kathy Reisdorf call 480.797.4977 To contact Cindy Metz call 602.803.2293 or visit


Joanie Barreiro with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Joanie Barreiro has been infatuated with architecture and design since she was a small child. Growing up in Pennsylvania, she loved the historical buildings, the sloping roofs and the hidden cubby holes of those two story homes. She loved how building materials could change the look of the house, how a slight tweak in the design plans could change a space and how each house could be as unique as a footprint. She loved homes and so it just made sense to go into a career where showing them made her a living. “I remember as a child flipping through a table book and stopping on a picture of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water House”, says Barreiro. “It was like nothing I had seen before and I wanted more. I fell in love with houses that day and I still love touring everything from high-end custom homes, to the unique floor plans in Arcadia.” Barreiro doesn’t play favorites with her love of construction and design. Some her favorite builders run the gamut of contemporary to historical, industrial to territorial, and everything in between. She loves showcasing the sleek patios of Optima Camelback, as much as the views from the top of Desert Mountain. While she mostly caters to luxury homes in Desert Mountain, North Scottsdale, Silverleaf, Cave Creek, Carefree, Paradise Valley and Arcadia, she is always open to representing buyers wherever their heart takes them. What’s important to her is that her clients find the home of their dreams. She knows how important that is. “I move a lot because I love the sense of finding that new perfect fit. I think you evolve as your life changes and it makes sense to find the new home to fit the new you,” says Barreiro. “I understand that desire and in turn can help other home buyers find what they need. I think it’s important to have a realtor that is enthusiastic, committed and interested in taking the time to find that perfect home. I’d like to think I am all of those things.” Her clients would agree. While she previously spent nine years as part of a team, in 2014 she took the leap to go on her own. She has since been awarded as Russ Lyon’s Elite top 1% Agents in Arizona 2016 and Phoenix Business Journal #19 Agent for Phoenix 2016, and one of the North Valley’s Top Agents, proving her love of great homes pays off. She truly is proof that childhood passion can result in a lifetime of career success. To Contact Joanie Barreiro, call 480.235.2776 or visit

THE LOCAL & RELOCATION STAR Jane Blacker with Russ Lyon Realty

She’s lived in Hong Kong, London, Malaysia, Korea and the Philippines. She’s toured Asia’s beautiful high rises and showcased some of the world’s most gorgeous ocean side beach houses. From foggy London flats to peaked hanok’s in Seoul, she has seen and shown them all. When you have that kind of international experience, it’s nice to finally put down roots and Jane Blacker found the perfect place in Scottsdale, Arizona. And she’s been proud to do it. “Being a realtor gives me an opportunity to be a promoter of this amazing city, as I help people get to know the area,” explains Blacker. “I’m a people person and have a very personal approach. Whether they are local and looking for their next home or from around the world and seeking to settle, I can help them find the perfect property. It’s just what I love to do.” Jane got her start in real estate when she was living in Hong Kong. Approached by a local company, she found it was a natural fit for her outgoing and vivacious personality. She soon became a proud owner of her own company, Victoria Properties and grew the organization to over forty employees. Now based in Arizona, Blacker works as a member of the Russ Lyon relocation team, specializing in helping families from across the country and world, relocate to the desert. She also is an extremely active member in the community. “My main hobby is giving back to this amazing community. I love to try new restaurants, go to movies, network through my community involvement,” says Blacker. Blacker currently serves on the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale where she is a member of the fundraising committee. She also is an active member of the Alumni Events Committee for Scottsdale Leadership and serves on Russ Lyon’s VCorps Foundation. While her international experience gives her an advantage in understanding a person’s home buying needs, it’s her thirty-three years in the industry that truly makes her an expert. “What I’ve heard from my clients is that they appreciate my in-depth knowledge about Scottsdale, my professionalism, and my high energy in working hard on their behalf,” says Blacker. “I enjoy getting to know each one of them and having the satisfaction of finding the home of their dreams.” To contact Jane Blacker, call 480.283.3009, or visit


Linda Salkow with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Arizona Properties Linda Salkow keeps it real. She’s not the type to show up to a listing in impractical sky high heels or pretend she is someone she’s not. She considers herself kind of shy, but knows how to turn it on when she enters a room. It’s this realness that keeps her clients coming back for more. It’s why her home buyers later become her home sellers. “I’ll be honest. I became a realtor out of necessity when I moved to Scottsdale from New Jersey, in 1996,” says Salkow. “When I arrived, I was not ready to retire, I still wanted to be out there involved in the community. Going into real estate was the logical choice and looking back, I can’t imagine doing anything else. “ It’s a decision that is a perfect fit. Not only do clients love her easy going nature and listening style, but she also has gained the respect of being very knowledgeable about real estate market conditions, particularly in North Scottsdale and Desert Mountain. Here she has cultivated a unique clientele of CEO’s, CFO’s, business leaders and every so often, a celebrity. They are a clientele that knows what they want and Linda aims to please. “One day a new client contacted me through my website. He gave me his name and as we chatted, I couldn’t figure out why it was so familiar,” says Salkow. “After I hung up, I googled him. What showed up truly was a surprise because he had told me his name was Dan Whitney. But if you google that name it is “Larry the Cable Guy”, the comedian. Sure enough, when I picked him and his family up at the Four Seasons hotel it really was him. He was as genuine and funny as I was hoping he would be. We hit it off right away and I sold them a house in Desert Mountain.” Salkow still keeps in touch with “Larry the Cable Guy”, like most of her clientele. A bond forms when she helps a buyer or seller and she’s always waiting in the wings for when her expertise is needed or advice is required. She admits while she got into the business out of necessity, she stays in it out of love. “That is what life is about,” says Salkow. “Doing a good job, being recognized for doing that and trying to enjoy every drop of this business, every moment of every day.” To contact Linda Salkow call 480.620.3511 or visit or

A SWEET SPOT FOR SELLING Cheryl Anderson with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Her father taught her to always do more than was expected. Her mother taught her that the only thing you ever own is your reputation. These two pieces of sage advice would follow Cheryl Anderson for the rest of her life and it’s what her clients love so much about her. She is tough, she is driven and they can place their trust in her. Cheryl grew up in Los Angeles, California but moved to Phoenix in 1992 before the birth of her daughter. It was during a Gymboree class for her toddler that an unexpected opportunity would arise in real estate. “I never could have predicted what a life changing circumstance that would turn out to be,” Anderson says. “I found this love for appreciating properties, homes with character and architectural interest. Often, my favorite homes have a history or a storied past, or offer intimacy, privacy, unique detailing and thoughtful design. I am drawn to artistic qualities in a home.” Her enthusiasm and energy for the business quickly made her an agency favorite. Over the past twenty-two years she dove head first into the industry, gaining her CRS degree (Certified Residential Specialist), her GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) and becoming Chairman of Luxury Home Tour in Paradise Valley, in 1999. She also was voted Best Realtor in Paradise Valley in 2011, received the cover spot of Top Agent Magazine in 2014, is a member of Lyon’s Elite (top 1% company ranking), and received Honorable Mention in the 2017 Phoenix Business Journal as one of the top producing agents in the Valley for 2016. Much of this success comes from the one area she calls her “sweet spot”. “There is a reason Paradise Valley is my “sweet spot” for selling homes,” says Anderson. “To me, it is like understanding a painting the brushstroke, the artist’s intention, the composition, the emotion. I think custom homes in Paradise Valley require a certain expertise, a knowledge of quality, site lines, and nuanced details. Like people and like original art, no two Paradise Valley custom homes or view sites are exactly alike. They need to be viewed through the lense of knowledge, understanding, and experience. I find it so rewarding.” It’s this sort of focus, dedication and reputation that keeps her clients coming back for more. Truly making Anderson one of the “sweet spots” of Paradise Valley real estate. To contact Cheryl Anderson, CRS, call 602.312.6038 or visit

THE NEIGHBORHOOD SPECIALIST Bob Lomax with Mirabel Properties

Bob Lomax knows quality. He also knows that to truly be an expert at something, you need to gain experience and become focused on what will make you successful. For the past seventeen years he has become the resident expert at Mirabel, a high end custom home development in Scottsdale. “I think you need to specialize in some part of the industry to differentiate yourself and to truly be an expert,” says Lomax. “Primarily focusing on one community allows me to say with complete honesty that I am the expert when it comes to real estate, in this market. I would also say that there is no substitute for the experience I afford my clients. I think the fact that I have made Scottsdale my home for 17 years, is an advantage.” It’s also an advantage for the many residents who have chosen Mirabel as their home. Behind the guarded gates and situated on more than seven hundred acres of Sonoran Desert lies Mirabel’s exclusive community which affords three hundred and fifteen custom home sites ranging in size from two-thirds acre to over two acres. The community is truly spectacular with an awardwinning private Club lifestyle, spectacular natural beauty and panoramic views. Yet Mirabel is convenient to the many acclaimed restaurants, dining, shopping and cultural activities that have made Scottsdale one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. “I think Mirabel is truly unique because of its members and residents,” says Lomax. “I worked for the developer originally and we spent a lot of time designing the club and community to attract a certain type of home buyer. Everyone is successful in their own field, but we wanted people who would check their egos at the door and I think we accomplished this. It is an extremely friendly community which is evident by the way everyone waves at each other as you walk or drive by. It has a real sense of community which isn’t the case in some of the other private club communities in town. And our golf course and clubhouse are second to none in the Southwest.” It’s this passion and knowledge of his community that truly sets Bob Lomax apart. He’s doing more than just selling homes, he’s building a community and that neighborhood is called Mirabel. To contact Bob Lomax call 480.595.2545 or visit

RESPECT, RELIABILITY, AND RESOURCEFULNESS Marnie Rosenthal with Launch Real Estate

Specializing in all homes for sale and lease, Marnie Rosenthal is a results-driven professional who moves large volumes of property in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills areas of Arizona. “I like working with a diverse group of clientele including athletes, families, rentals for seasonal snowbirds,” says Rosenthal. “The diversity makes each day enjoyable and I take great pride in helping people find the right home, for their individual stage of life.” Rosenthal’s broad network of resources allow her to stay abreast of cutting-edge technological advances in real estate, along with the changing regulations and trends of the day. Rosenthal uses her twelve years of analytical experience of designing converting systems in her daily real estate negotiations. With ten years’ experience as a Sotheby’s realtor and two years with Launch Real Estate, Marnie enjoys helping people navigate through the real estate process. Her distinguished network of clientele have come to expect nothing but the best and they get it. “I always serve them with…respect, reliability, and resourcefulness,” says Rosenthal. “I believe in quality homes, providing peaceful living, that’s my specialty. I use my knowledge of the changing market, along with creative, thoughtful marketing to help set their listing apart.” Rosenthal is highly regarded in DC Ranch and served on the Solar Committee. Rosenthal has sponsored the Boys and Girls Club, McDowell Mountain Baseball League, helped with countless fundraising events for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, planned Golf fundraising tournaments and served on the JCC Board. Rosenthal surrounds herself with the most professional and capable experts in the business, creating a team that exudes service and reliability. Year after year, she serves up superior service to her dedicated clients and is well-known, respected and revered in the real estate market in Arizona and beyond. She’s a master of many things, but it’s her adaptability that keeps her a step above the rest. To contact Marnie Rosenthal and Team Marnie Luxury Real Estate, call 480.298.2971 or visit


Sue Shapiro with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Selling real estate comes naturally to Sue Shapiro, as she grew up in the valley and heard the jargon since early childhood. Her mother Ellie Shapiro was one of the first female realtors selling luxury homes, in the Paradise Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. “Every Sunday, for as long as I can remember, my mom sat open houses on Sunday’s,” says Shapiro. “She often would bring new clients, she had just met, home for dinner. I grew up learning that real estate was more of a lifestyle, than a traditional job. My sister Karen Shapiro, is also a Realtor” Shapiro has loved the industry ever since. She enjoys meeting and working with people from various backgrounds and different parts of the world, while her clients love her straightforward honesty. There are many moving parts to a real estate transaction and she believes it takes skill, communication, expertise and lots of patience to list, sell and get a transaction to and through the closing process. “You have to be fully committed to be successful in real estate,” says Shapiro. Shapiro has proven she’s more than committed. She has been a top producer in real estate and award winner year after year, since 1984. Last year, she was in Russ Lyon Sotheby’s top 5%. She specializes in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix areas. Shapiro enjoys keeping up with market trends and technology. In addition, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s provides her with the most current tools and marketing materials to keep her ahead of the competition. “It’s important to know the current values in the areas you serve, it’s not just price per square foot in luxury real estate,” says Shapiro. “Each property is unique and the land value, location and many other factors can influence the market value.” Shapiro stays incredibly busy with her dedicated client base, but she also carves out the time to go to her kid’s soccer and basketball games. She is the official school sponsor of Scottsdale’s Cheyenne Traditional School and often attends various charity events, including animal and children causes. She also often collaborates with her husband Robert Lyle, a loan officer with Equitable Home Mortgage in Scottsdale, ensuring real estate continues to be an ongoing discussion topic, in her home. To Contact Sue Shapiro, call 602.809.9242 or visit


Mike Domer with RE/MAX Excalibur Mike Domer is a man who truly enjoys helping people. It’s why he got into real estate and also why he is so incredibly successful. He has a unique view on the industry and is passionate about sharing it. “I don’t focus on properties; I focus on people and satisfying their needs,” says Domer. “Real estate is a relationship business. I market and sell homes from $200,000 to over $10 Million. I give each of my clients the same quality service regardless of the price of the property they are buying or selling.” He must be a hit with his clients, after all, in 2016 Mike was the number one ranked RE/ MAX agent in Arizona and the entire Southwest region of the U.S.. Mike also understands the pitfalls some buyers and sellers can make in the process. “The biggest mistake I’ve seen people make is working with an inexperienced agent, says Domer. “Any agent can show a property but few have the ability to move buyers to a decision or to negotiate excellent terms on behalf of their clients. It takes a seasoned professional to make that happen and it’s one of my favorite parts about the business.” Domer has also given back to his peers by sharing his innovative approach to marketing real estate in his seminars throughout the United States and Canada. He has personally trained over a million real estate agents in over 250 different cities and has been a repeat featured speaker at the National Association of Realtors Conventions. Real estate agents have purchased over $20 million worth of Mike’s books and training materials. “When I began my speaking career only sellers were represented by residential real estate agents. Buyers had no one working on their behalf,” says Domer. “The selling agent was obligated to get the best price and terms for the seller, not the buyer he or she was working with. I took a controversial stand against this practice and actively promoted and taught buyer representation. I am proud that I had a big part in the fact that today buyers, as well as sellers, have an agent representing them in real estate transactions.” Even off the clock, Domer continues to serve the people of his community. Among leading a weekly bible study, the Domer Family Foundation focuses on feeding and clothing the homeless and destitute. as well as giving to other worthwhile causes. A man of integrity, charity and expertise, Domer is truly a real estate broker to depend on. To contact Mike Domer call 480.861.8883 or visit

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From Nov. 24 through Dec. 30, the Desert Botanical Garden will glow with enchantment at its annual Las Noches de las Luminarias event, featuring more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags and thousands of twinkling lights. Meander through the magical garden while also taking in artist Jun Kaneko’s whimsical, larger-than-life sculptures on display. Music will fill the air with nightly live performances from a variety of entertainers, including Simply Three and The Sugar Thieves, plus the seasonal sounds of handbell ensembles. Select dates; see website for schedule (members-only nights are Dec. 1-3). 5:30-9:30 p.m. Members, $25; nonmembers, $30.

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On Nov. 13, installation will begin on the custom-designed public art display Reflection Rising, which will soar above the Scottsdale Waterfront through March 2018 as part of February’s Canal Convergence. The piece is created by Poetic Kinetics, a small, Los Angeles-based community of artists specializing in large-scale installations, experiential design, and performance production art. Head to Casablanca Rooftop Lounge on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. to meet artist Patrick Shearn during the Poetic Kinetics Artist Talk.

Leave your Thanksgiving baking to the pros at Super Chunk Sweets & Treats, where Chef Country Velador bakes each pie – and other treats like cookies and cakes – from scratch. All pies are $24 and options include fresh roasted pumpkin (available only for Thanksgiving), Dutch apple, pecan and the award-winning Nanaimo peanut butter. Also available are a John & Yoko Cake ($33.99) that’s been featured on the Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets and a box of mini cookies ($24) that includes a dozen bite-size treats. The treatery is taking dessert pre-orders through end of day Monday, Nov. 20.


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Slide into the sixth annual Slider Throwdown to sample some of the most unique and tasty sliders in town – all for a good cause. Local food trucks such as Aioli Burger, Cleveland Corned Beef, and Left Coast Burrito will gather at Kierland Commons to compete for the title of best slider. The sliders will be judged by local “slider experts” as well as by attendees. Admission will include samples of all sliders and three (non-alcoholic) drink tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. Nov. 12, 12-3 p.m. $30.

The third annual Masters of Scotch Autumn Tasting Series, hosted by the Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, is underway, featuring Ardbeg (Nov. 16) and Balvenie (Dec. 14). Whether you’re a novice or Scotch enthusiast, the tasting series will offer a fun, informative evening of sampling Scotch whiskies in hour-long presentations led by scotch experts. Come early and stick around after to explore more than 250 different labels, ranging from $10 to $1,000 per serving. Open nightly, 5-9 p.m. Tasting series, 6:30 p.m. $65++. Reservations are required; call 480.624.1202.



Tucked into the W Scottsdale, posh Asian eatery Sushi Roku recently rolled out a new menu that includes a selection of exotic entrees, creative rolls and craft cocktails. Can’t-miss dishes include a shareable tuna “pizza,” octopus crudo, chilled ramen, and two new signature rolls (the Gensai and the Senshi). The menu is rounded out with a decadent Nova Scotia lobster tail and bamboo rice risotto with shrimp, scallops and truffles. Ten brand-new cocktails include the green tea-infused Matcha Mule and Everything Zen with Nigori Sake. Of course, don’t miss out on the sake flights (their sake sommelier can help you choose!).


The Hermosa Inn is continuing founder Lon Megargee’s artistic legacy with the inaugural Palette to Palate, a three-day art retreat taking place Nov. 10-12. Available to hotel guests and locals alike, the event will give attendees the opportunity to create their own “palette” with a variety of artist-led workshops (such as plein air painting and a “Mimosas & Monet” painting class), a cooking demo with executive chef Jeremy Pacheco, and the #UnmistakablyArizona Harvest Dinner, which will highlight Arizona’s culinary talent, food purveyors and wineries. Classes are $75 each. An available overnight package (Autumn Arts Adventure) starts at $299 per night and will include two tickets daily to select Valley museums. Find event details and register online at


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Last month, chef Marcellino Verzino of Marcellino Ristorante was selected to cook at the James Beard House in New York City – and now, he’s bringing his exclusive culinary creations from that experience to his Scottsdale restaurant. Locals will have a chance to try the James Beard House menu on Nov. 14 at a five-course affair that will also include wine pairings. 7-9 p.m. $165++.


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A McNight to Remember – Under the Sea Gala Nov. 11, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Phoenix will make a splash this year with its under the sea-themed gala. Inspired by the enchanted tale of The Little Mermaid, the whimsical event will include a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and a chance to enter a vacation raffle. Following the gala, dive into the Off the Hook After Party hosted by the Red Shoe Society, where there will be music, dancing, entertainment and a treasure trove full of decadent desserts. The event benefits RMHC’s mission of helping families in need. 6-9 p.m. Gala and after-party, $300; after-party only, $50. Night of Hope Nov. 11, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Join local charitable organization Chances for Children at its sixth annual Night of Hope fundraising event. The evening will begin with cocktails under the stars followed by a three-course meal, dancing, a live auction, and an exciting raffle. The master of ceremonies will be former MLB player and current ESPN baseball analyst Aaron Boone. Funds raised will directly impact the lives of Haiti children, giving them hope for a better tomorrow. 5:30 p.m. Adults, $150; children under 12, $50. Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower Nov. 11-12, WestWorld of Scottsdale The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, known as the World’s Greatest Polo Party, will return for its seventh year with celebrity appearances by Ashley Busch, Kurt Busch, and polo legend Mike Azzaro. In addition to polo tournaments, returning events will include a fashion show and sneak peeks at the 2018 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and 2018 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. New this year will be a field-side Sandbar tent, a fried chicken and Champagne lounge aptly named “Fried and Fizzy,” a Maserati brunch on Sunday, and a VIP tent called Prime: A Luxury Tent Experience. Times and prices vary. Signature Chefs Auction Nov. 12, Talking Stick Resort One of the Valley’s tastiest events is back and better than ever before. Now in its ninth year, Signature Chefs Auction brings local chefs and foodies together in support of March of Dimes. Guests will go on a 90-minute excursion of taste-testing creations by different chefs, including items by Matthew Taylor of Mora Italian, Tom Freimuth of Talking Stick Resort, and Thomas Riordan of Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass. There will be unique packages up for grabs during a live auction and savory desserts to top off the evening. Funds raised will help March of Dimes in its fight to end premature birth. 4 p.m. $275. Heart Ball Nov. 18, The Phoenician Entering its 58th year, the annual Heart Ball is the American Heart Association’s premier fundraising event that brings the community and philanthropic leaders together in an effort to prevent heart disease and stroke. The black-tie affair will include cocktails, dinner, dancing and live entertainment by JB Project. Funds raised will support cardiovascular research, professional and community education, and advocacy efforts. Who wouldn’t heart that? 6:30-11:30 p.m. $750. Phoenician Half Marathon Dec. 2, The Phoenician Don’t miss the latest addition to the Resort Races Collection: the inaugural Phoenician Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. Runners will begin and finish the race at The Phoenician, weaving through the Arcadia neighborhood and the Arizona Canal Trail while enjoying beautiful views of the mountains. Following the race will be a Champagne brunch with live entertainment. Participants and guests will also have access to the resort’s amenities and activities as well as discounted lodging rates. The event is limited to the first 1,000 registrants. Half-marathon and 10K, 7 a.m.; 5K, 7:15 a.m. Prices vary.


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Nov. 3-5, Scottsdale Waterfront This stylish event celebrates Arizona-made vintage mini racers, heritage brands, and Roaring ’20s-era racing and craftsmanship. Events will include a Gatsby Under the Stars Gala (Nov. 3) that will feature a singles auction and fashion show, Gatsby Garden Parties (Nov. 4 and 5) with a variety of food and beverages, and, of course, race day (Nov. 5) with more than 40 custom vintage racers. Times and prices vary.

and special guest Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane as they emcee this charity gala in honor of Veterans Day. The keynote speaker will be legendary fighter pilot Captain Jerry Yellin. Proceeds will benefit the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial and DreamCatchers, a charity that fulfills final dreams of hospice patients. The event will have WWII military aircrafts and vehicles on display, food, drinks, dancing and big band music. 6 p.m. Prices vary. YOGA FOR HOPE Nov. 10, Chase Field Yoga for Hope raises awareness about the benefits of yoga practice and sends vital funds to City of Hope for research and integrative therapies to fight life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception, Yoga for Hope Phoenix has raised more than $100,000 to help City of Hope. This special outdoor experience will blend yoga, music, shopping, food, compassion and commitment with instructors guiding participants through an inspired yoga practice designed for newcomers and experts alike. 3-8 p.m. $25-$35.


CHILES & CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Nov. 10-12, Desert Botanical Garden Sample and shop your way through Arizona’s top chile and chocolate vendors, and indulge in gourmet chocolates, zesty sauces, fire-roasted chiles, and other handcrafted delights while enjoying live performances. On Nov. 12, there will be a special guest, chef Jeff Smedstad of Sedona’s famous Elote Cafe, who will do a cookbook signing. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with garden admission.

SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP GALA Nov. 3, Lusso Fine Motorcars Join Best Buddies for a black-tie affair at a James Bond-themed soiree. Hosted by Honorary Chair Ken Veach of Silicon Valley Bank, this 14th annual event will welcome prominent executives, philanthropists, community leaders and local celebrities, with past attendance from the likes of Kurt Warner, Paul Goldschmidt and Larry Fitzgerald. Guests will enjoy dinner, a live auction, entertainment, and classic cocktails. 5:30-11 p.m. $500.


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MAD FOR THE MUSIC Nov. 4, The Camby Phoenix artist Randall Hedden will provide a tribute art performance – with a portrait of a noted musician – for Audrey’s Angels at this annual fundraising gala. The finished piece will be donated to the live auction to raise funds for Audrey’s Angels Music Enrichment Programs. 6-10 p.m. $175.

grand tasting of samples from more than 60 restaurants, cooking demos and beverage tastings. This year’s special guest will be Martha Stewart; meet the lifestyle leader Nov. 4 at 3:15 p.m. during an event ($325) that includes a signing of her new book. Grand tasting, $85; VIP grand tasting, $120. General admission, 1-4 p.m.; VIP admission begins at noon. www.

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SWING TIME 1940s HANGAR PARTY Nov. 10, Scottsdale Airpark Join radio host Mike Broomhead

BEAUX ARTS FUNDRAISER Nov. 11, The Camby Join Scottsdale Artists’ School for a night of art and entertainment to raise funds for the nonprofit organization. View and purchase artwork by silent auction, bid on trips and treasures, and enjoy food and entertainment while mingling with artists in one large party tent on the school’s grounds. 6-9 p.m. $125. MOVIES IN THE DESERT: SING Nov. 11, OdySea in the Desert Head to the OdySea complex to watch the movie Sing under the stars. Pre-movie activities will



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Now CALENDAR include a Buster Moon meet and greet plus photo op, craft stations, prizes, and a mini-karaoke contest. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the surrounding restaurants. 6:30 p.m. Free. PROMISE BALL GALA Nov. 11, The Phoenician Join the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at its annual black-tie fundraiser themed “Don’t Stop Believing,” as they raise funds to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Emceed by Arizona 3TV’s Olivia Fierro, the premier event will include live and silent auctions, dinner and entertainment. 6 p.m. $600. HIDDEN IN THE HILLS ARTIST STUDIO TOUR Nov. 17-26, various locations Nonprofit Sonoran Arts League’s 21st annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour will take place the last two weekends this month (Nov. 17-19 and Nov. 24-26). It will feature a self-guided tour of 174 artists at 44 studio locations throughout Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. Art enthusiasts can custom-build their own map or download the official map online. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. ARIZONA BREWERS BALL Nov. 18, Warehouse 215 Transport yourself back to the 1920s when the 18th Amendment was in full effect at this second annual event presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild. Come dressed in your best 1920s garb (cocktail attire is required) and be prepared to give the “password” at the door. Guests can expect a variety of award-winning craft beers paired with a special chef-inspired menu, plus a silent auction. 6-10 p.m. $125+. ARTFEST OF SCOTTSDALE Nov. 18-19, Scottsdale Civic Center Mall This 24th annual festival will bring together more than 180 juried artists selling their masterpieces, local musicians and food vendors. The festival will feature fine arts across a variety of mediums as well as crafts and wares including jewelers and sculptors. Two stages will feature live music from Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee Walt Richardson,


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entertainers, unique events, stunning decor, and specials on dining, shopping and drinks. On Nov. 25 at 7 p.m., Scottsdazzle will kick off with a tree-lighting ceremony on the Soleri Bridge. Scottsdale Public Art will also feature two art installations: PRISMATICA and Reflection Rising. Find full event details, including concerts and a Santa Wine Around, online. Ongoing; event times vary. Free.


Dec. 2, Mountain Shadows Hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, The Brunch Club will be toasting the good life with all sorts of morningtime libations, including a bloody mary bar and mimosas, plus a variety of tasty delights to give you the syrupy-sweet feels and savory comforts that only a Saturday brunch can provide. All net proceeds will support the nonprofit Scottsdale League for the Arts in its effort to promote arts and arts education organizations in the Phoenix area. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; early entry, 10:30 a.m. $40-$75.

among other musicians. ArtFest will also include an interactive kids zone and a local nonprofit book sale. Bonus: Furry friends are welcome! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. MERMAID MAGIC Nov. 18-26, OdySea Aquarium OdySea Aquarium will celebrate Mermaid Magic with activities revolving around one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mythical creatures. Guests can watch live mermaids swim with the animals in the Deep Ocean exhibit and even meet these majestic beauties. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free with admission. THE CAPITOL STEPS Nov. 24-25, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Returning for their annual

Thanksgiving pilgrimage to Scottsdale, The Capitol Steps will bring down the house with their blend of sharp political satire set to popular music. The irreverent D.C.based troupe pokes fun at all sides of the issues, from left to right, with fresh material inspired by the latest headlines, scandals and more. Performances will include songs from their newest album and possible “guest appearances” by many of your favorite (or least favorite, as the case may be) celebrities and politicians. Times vary. $49-$69. SCOTTSDAZZLE Nov. 25-Jan. 1, 2018, Downtown Scottsdale Hosted by the City of Scottsdale, Scottsdazzle will feature a month-long celebration of cheer and merriment with live music,

65 ROSES & WINE GALA Dec. 1, The Scottsdale Plaza Resort The 65 Roses & Wine Gala promises to be an elegant evening of wine tasting, fine food, auction items, and unique entertainment for an incredible cause: To help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The event will offer guests a pre-dinner wine tasting, a delicious dinner with wine pairings, and a performance by two-time Emmy Award-winning songwriter Victoria Shaw. 5:30 p.m. $200. DANCING FOR ARIZONA’S CHILDREN Dec. 2, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn This third annual celebrity dance challenge and brunch will feature local celebrity dancers and community leaders performing in a Dancing with the Stars-style event to raise funds for the life-changing programs of Arizona’s Children Association. The family-friendly event will also include youth dancers as well as introductions to children in foster care looking for their forever families. All funds raised will go to the organization’s Strengthening Families Fund, which supports foster care, kinship and adoption programs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults, $125; youth, $75. HERITAGE AWARD GALA Dec. 2, Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center Join the Arizona Jewish Historical Society as they honor Stu and Nancy Siefer and Susan and Mark Sendrow with the 2017 Heritage Award. The gala will feature a cocktail reception, a silent auction, dinner, and live entertainment. Proceeds will go toward the ongoing restoration of the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, which serves as a museum and event venue open to people of all faiths. The center is a Phoenix Point of Pride and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. $200. 6 p.m.

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LIVE & LOCAL Get ready to rock your culinary world

This year, the fifth annual Live & Local, presented by GoDaddy, has a new home – and so much more. Now being hosted at Desert Ridge Marketplace, this annual culinary spectacular aims to bring the food and music scenes together for one very big night guaranteed to feed both one’s soul and stomach – as well as help local Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale youth. “This event is our biggest of the fall, meant to raise critical funds to help us provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, athletics, and high-impact youth development programs during nonschool hours throughout greater Scottsdale as well as on neighboring Native American lands,” says Mike Baer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale board member and Live & Local committee member. Among the rock star restaurants signed on to play their culinary hits for guests are The Capital Grille, Postino WineCafe, Chart House, Tryst Café, The Thumb and Taste of New Mexico, thanks in great part to a full partnership with the Arizona Restaurant Association. In addition, Bitter & Twisted – recently recognized as having one of the top 10 cocktail menus in the world – will be on hand to mix up the newest and coolest cocktails on the market, as well as pair them with their housemade high-spirited cupcakes, each infused with actual spirits and liqueurs. “Guests can also expect a blind wine pull where they can try their luck for just $25 per bottle for varietals worth up to $200 – as well as a Don Julio Tequila experience, a beer garden and several wine-tasting stations, courtesy of Young’s Market, Breakthru Beverage and Crescent Crown,” Baer says. Throughout the event, several live acts will also take the main stage at Desert Ridge Marketplace including Don’t Tell Mom as well as a 12-piece band and a DJ. For those interested in a more


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elevated experience – literally and figuratively – VIP tickets will include priority access, a luxe VIP-only area with elevated lounges and cabanas, a second stage viewable only by the VIP guests, and an exclusive after-party from 9 to 11 p.m. with additional tastings and a live set by DJ Miss Mixx, who is well-known throughout Phoenix, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. All guests will also be able to take part in raffle experiences, photo stations and dancing. “Great menus and great cocktails aren’t so different than great albums and amazing bands – each is handcrafted to take you on a journey,” Baer says. “With that in mind, we want this event to be The Beatles or The Rolling Stones of the fall culinary scene.”

IF YOU GO… What: Live & Local When: Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m. Where: Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix Tickets: General admission, $65; VIP, $150 Information: www.




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Scottsdale Arts’ annual gala pairs the stunning photography of Ansel Adams with a musical tribute


IF YOU GO… What: ARTrageous Scottsdale Arts Gala When: Dec. 2, 5 p.m. (VIP) and 8:30 p.m. (concert) Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale Tickets: The VIP Complete Package, $500; The Concert Package, $75 Information: www.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will bring art enthusiasts together for its annual ARTrageous Scottsdale Arts Gala benefiting Scottsdale Arts’ education and outreach programs. Last year, the annual fundraiser welcomed more than 500 guests, and, this year, the center anticipates even more in attendance as it celebrates a body of work by world-renowned photographer Ansel Adams. The gala’s exhibition, Ansel Adams: America, will showcase more than 100 images by the celebrated photographer. As an environmentalist, Adams often captured images of natural landscapes he frequented, such as those in the West Coast. Among his most popular pieces are his black-and-white photographs of Yosemite National Park.


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As a trained classical musician, Adams’ work was also greatly influenced by music, and the exhibit will bring his vision to life with a commissioned symphonic work by Chris Brubeck and his late father, jazz legend Dave Brubeck. The 22-minute piece, specifically created for the photo exhibit in tribute to Adams, will also be paired with a full orchestra performance led by Peter Jaffe. There are two ways to enjoy this ARTrageous experience: The VIP Complete Package or The Concert Package. Both packages include entry to the after-party, featuring dancing, signature cocktails, mouthwatering desserts, and opportunities to view Adams-inspired student artwork at the center’s Young @ Art Gallery.

In addition to the concert and after-party, guests who opt for The VIP Complete Package will also enjoy a culinary experience paired with fine wines and an auction with generous prizes and travel packages. The Concert Package grants access to the performance and after-party only. Be sure to dress in your best cocktail attire, and find details on table sponsors and other sponsorship opportunities by calling 480.425.5353. Whatever brings you to the ARTrageous Scottsdale Arts Gala — the photography, the concert or even the after-party — you are guaranteed to have an ARTrageously fun time that benefits the arts.


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Cozy up with a cup of comfort at three venues offering delightful afternoon refreshments

The ritual of afternoon tea is something women across the Valley – and even some doting sons and husbands – embrace. Here are the best places to rest, relax and enjoy a spot of English, traditional, afternoon, or even “twisted” tea, especially as temperatures cool.


English Rose Tea Room Tucked away in the heart of Carefree’s historic district, high tea does not get more traditional than at English Rose. Upon entering the inviting dining room, the attention to detail – delicate white chandeliers, vintage porcelain tea sets, paintings of the Queen of England – is a feast for the eyes. Once seated, the staff is quick to ask you to visit the hat room. Yes, they have a hat room, complete with fascinators, fedoras and even floppy options for you to wear during your experience. The traditional English service ($28 per person) is offered daily and includes a pot of tea from a selection of traditional and specialty flavors. Accompanying the tea is a mouthwatering collection of goodies including finger sandwiches, homemade scones with Devonshire cream and jam, and a seasonal selection of petit fours, pastries and mini cakes. 201 Easy St., Carefree; 480.488.4812; The Phoenician If high-end, resort-style ambiance is your scene, then the afternoon tea service at The Phoenician is for you. A tradition in the Valley for more than 20 years, The Phoenician Afternoon Tea, which was held daily just off the main lobby of the resort, was recently upgraded and moved to its own space in the lobby as part of the resort’s multi-million-dollar facelift. The tea service is paired with traditional accoutrements including finger sandwiches, scones and pastries, and the new space also provides room for live music and excellent people watching – attendees are often in classic teatime attire. While The Phoenician offers traditional service ($42 per person), they also offer a Royal Tea ($60 per person) that includes sparkling wine as well as a Grand Royal Tea ($70) that includes Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne as a special treat. 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.423.2530; The Camby The newest of the bunch to start teatime, The Camby does things a little differently, but the result is just as delightful. Dubbed Tipsy Tea Party ($40 per person) and offered on Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m., The Camby’s aim is to lend a quirky twist on the tradition. Rather than standard tea options, it features both hot and chilled tea-infused cocktails as well as tea-infused Champagne and even teathemed “mocktails.” Afternoon nibbles come courtesy of the resort’s award-winning executive chef Dushyant Singh, who’s developed a menu that includes savory mango crab avocado sliders, fried cherry green tomatoes with preserved lemon aioli, and truffle deviled eggs with potato chip dust. 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.468.0700;


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B E A PA RT O F T H E C O N V E R S AT I O N The Phoenician’s newest hangout, Mowry & Cotton, turns the page in a western folklore tale. Bold and original, the neighborhood restaurant pairs a spirited drink and beer list with a straightforward, regional food menu cooked up by Chef Tandy Peterson. Claim a spot at the lively bar or kick your feet up on the open porch. Mowry & Cotton invites you to grab a chair and stick around for a while. Call 480 423 2530 for reservations and visit to learn more.



Sip your way through select places pouring up Belvedere’s exclusive new spirits


Good vodka tastes like almost nothing at all, or does it? This past summer, Belvedere Vodka hosted several mixologists, spirit experts and bartenders from across the globe – including a select few from the Valley – to show tastemakers that there can be a discernable difference and nuance of flavor in their highend vodkas based on region, minerality and soils. “Belvedere began working with one of its farms in Bartezek Lake in northeastern Poland and one in Smogóry Forest, which is in far western Poland, to harvest the exact same type of rye at the exact same time,” says Lindsey Casey, a local spirit specialist with Breakthru Beverage who took part in the summer field trip. “It’s a rare Diamond Dankowski rye usually reserved for their ultra-premium Unfiltered Belvedere. They would mix the harvested rye from each region with the same type of yeast and take it through the same process – yet the final product tasted starkly different to each of us.” The brand successfully showed that, like with grapes and wine, the terroir where the key ingredient of rye is grown is able to shine through the distillation process with its own flavor profile and unique characteristics. “Vodka-making in Poland dates back more than 600 years,” Casey says. “If anyone knows craftsmanship when it comes to this spirit, it’s them. And, starting this month, you don’t have to take my word for it, or theirs. You can try it for yourself.” How? Belvedere has chosen Arizona as well as Colorado and Washington, D.C. as launch sites for both single estate rye varietals of the vodka, each named in homage to the villages where the rye was harvested.


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Belvedere Lake Bartezek Overall: Delicate, floral and green, revealing the rye’s nuanced characteristics and perfect for elegant, crisp drinks served up. Nose: Bright and fragrant with notes of freshcut rye grain, grass and a hint of almond. Palate: Medium-bodied and delicate with notes of spearmint, fresh hay and a hint of biscuit. Finish: Clean and crisp with persistent notes of menthol, fresh grass and rye bread. Belvedere Smogóry Forest Overall: Bold and savory, bringing out the rich flavors of rye and perfect for robust cocktails with complex flavors. Nose: Intense aromas of sea air, toasted rye bread and caramel. Palate: Rich and mellow with initial impressions of salted caramel, cereal and a touch of honey. Mouth-feel is rich, well-rounded and luscious. Finish: Notes of baked bread, sea salt and caramel. Through the end of the year, both bottles are available for tastings and being used in craft cocktails at W Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Merc Bar, The Henry, and Sushi Roku.



Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art unveils a groundbreaking retrospective of Paolo Soleri’s work



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Italian-born artist and architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013) spent most of his career in Arizona developing a new way of sustainable life known as “Arcology,” which he defined as a blend of architecture and ecology. Most Phoenicians know Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice for his works at Cosanti – Soleri’s studios in Paradise Valley, where he developed the famous bronze and ceramic bells – and for Arcosanti, an on-going construction 70 miles north of Phoenix that serves as an urban laboratory actively testing and pursuing Soleri’s Arcology philosophy. Through Jan. 28, 2018, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is presenting Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature, a state-of-the-art exhibition featuring Soleri’s drawings, sculptures and models created during his richest artistic period from 1947 to the mid-1970s. In fact, it represents the largest collection of these works presented in North America since 1971, and it is the first and only retrospective and monographic exhibition since Soleri’s death in 2013. “It represents the culmination of SMoCA’s three exhibition series with Paolo Soleri and the Cosanti Foundation, and almost a decade of engagement with, and study of, Soleri’s work and ideas,” says Sara Cochran, Ph.D., SMoCA’s director and chief curator. “We look forward to seeing evermore interest and study of this compelling figure who pioneered so many ideas, including the idea of high-density living, and who built some of the icons in the Arizona landscape,” Cochran continues. This exhibit is the third and final one at SMoCA exploring the trajectory of Soleri’s art, architecture and philosophy. The first exhibition was Bridges: Spanning the Ideas of Paolo Soleri (2011) and the second was Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti (2013). Organized by SMoCA Contemporary Art Curator Claire C. Carter, the 4,500-square-feet exhibit gathers selected works, including Soleri’s earliest ceramic and bronze artisan crafts, architectural models, sketchbooks, fabric designs, silkscreens, sculptures, paintings, prints and photographs. It also includes elements from his built and unbuilt residences, bridges, dams, cities and transportation systems while delving into his relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright and his influence on American counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. In celebration of the retrospective, Carter published a hardcover catalog documenting Soleri’s exhibition artworks, including an unpublished interview with the artist and a photographic essay of Soleri’s two experimental communities, Cosanti and Arcosanti. Museum admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students, and free for members and ages 15 and under. Free on Thursdays after 5 p.m., and all day/night on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit

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Who said nighttime (or daytime) fun has to stop in your 30s? If you’re 40-plus – or even if you’re not and are simply looking for a more elevated outing – we’ve got you covered with plenty of Valley hot spots that cater to those with discerning taste. From sports bars to craft cocktail haunts to resort hangouts, find your next place for a refined rendezvous here.

Blue Martini

Overlooking the gardens of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, AZ88 is a contemporary haven of cocktail and culinary delights; in fact, it dubs itself a “modern-day saloon.” Famous for its ever-changing art installations, the venue is the place to get martinis and is a favorite for elevated American classics such as the grilled cheese (add bacon!) and the eponymous chicken sandwich.

At this trendy, upscale lounge, you’ll find more than 42 signature martinis, craft cocktails, wines and spirits plus light bites. The red- and blue-lit atmosphere lends a seductive vibe across the venue’s three different areas, and there’s always a rotating list of live entertainment. The popular happy hour, from 4 to 7 p.m. daily, includes complimentary martini tastings. PHOTO BY GARY HELLAND


CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: The signature martinis ($10-$18), including a sidecar and a cosmopolitan, are served in hand-blown glasses filled to the brim.


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CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Pomegranate Martini ($13), made with Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka, Bols Pomegranate liqueur, cranberry and soda in a glass rimmed with pomegranate sugar.

Fox Cigar Bar

Catch up with friends, nosh on a selection of cheeses, and sip on a glass of your favorite local or worldly vino in the relaxed urban-chic environment of this Central Phoenix destination. With deep roots in the community (the spot was opened by a fifth generation born-and-raised Phoenician), Central Wine encourages involvement with its monthly wine club, wine tastings and classes.

Located in Old Town Scottsdale, this lively cigar bar offers a sophisticated reprieve from the area’s usual scene. The interior charms with custom leather chairs, high tops and bar seating for enjoying a generous selection of fine cigars, 14 rotating taps and more than 400 premium spirits, including over 100 whiskies and bourbons and 100-plus scotches. The 34 TVs don’t hurt either.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: The mix-n-match wine flight (regularly $22; $20 during happy hour Tuesday through Saturday from open to 6 p.m.) is a must-try, with three half-glasses of your choice.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: The Fox Old-Fashioned ($14) utilizing the private Blanton’s bourbon made exclusively for Fox Cigar Bar.

Goldie’s Sports Café

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Known as the original Zipp’s, Goldie’s Sports Café has been family-owned and -operated since 1993, offering a homemade menu, a large selection of drinks and great daily specials. Here, you can relax, eat and play billiards or shuffleboard upstairs, or eat and drink in the bar, dining room or patio downstairs – all of which are equipped with large TVs to catch your favorite games.

Park yourself at this neighborhood sports bar that has plenty of TVs for sports fans and eclectic bar food favorites. The vibe here is fun and relaxed, the patio is dog-friendly, and they even offer off-track betting for horse races. A generous menu of daily specials includes $5 food items from 4 to 7 p.m., plus $6 wings on Thursdays and a $6 cheeseburger and fries combo on Fridays. PHOTO BY LAURA DUGGER


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CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Goldie’s version of a frozen margarita, the Goldierita (regularly $6.25). Nab it for $4 at happy hour Monday through Friday 3 to 7 p.m.; add a flavor for $1 at any time.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Anything on happy hour Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with steals on drinks featuring $3 wells, $4 Svedka, $4 house wines, and $1 off most beers.

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Honor Amongst Thieves

JT’s Bar & Grill

A crown jewel of the booming 7th Street dining district, Honor Amongst Thieves is a stylish second-floor lounge situated above Stock & Stable. Open daily from 6 p.m. to close, the unmarked, posh locale tempts with its extensive list of handcrafted (and award-winning) drinks and a menu of light bites, as well themed music and drink nights and a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays.

This friendly neighborhood dive bar in Arcadia is just that – a casual, slightly off-the-radar spot to catch a game, grub on some deep-fried bar fare, and wash it all down with an ice-cold beer. With walls covered in sports and music memorabilia, the dimly lit space screams local hangout. Try the award-winning wings, which come in seven varities ranging from sweet teriyaki to extra hot suicide.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Say No More, Mon Amour ($14), made with Bulldog Dry Gin, lavender-infused honey, and fresh lemon juice over a lavender-infused King Cube.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Better known for its brews, check out the Modus Hoperandi IPA on tap ($4.75).

Kazimierz World Wine Bar

The Little Woody

Tucked away in Old Town Scottsdale, Kazimierz sweeps patrons into an Old World-style wine bar reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy – first, with its unmarked door and then, with its dim lighting and cozy seating. The 2,000-bottle wine list (and the full bar) is complemented by worldly tapas. And nightly, starting at 9 p.m., the intimate space pulses with live music.

This hush-hush, lounge-like bar sits in the center of Arcadia with no signage, but a lot of local regulars. With an impressive selection of whiskey and scotch (and a createyour-own whiskey flight), the dark neighborhood bar feels reminiscent of a hidden lodge, filled with live entertainment, bar bites, pool tables in the basement-inspired den, and a multitude of old-school games.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Don’t skip the house shot, The Nikolashka ($6), which is made with Mexican brandy and a Croatian pear liqueur and served with a fresh lime.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Beeting ($12), made with Hendrick’s Gin, St. Germain, fresh lemon, beet puree, and ginger syrup muddled with cucumber and basil.


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The Living Room

Mastro’s Ocean Club

At the heart of this wine cafe – at both the DC Ranch and Gainey Village locations – is the mantra “live, laugh, lounge,” evident by the inviting indoor-outdoor seating that beckons for conversations over a glass of wine and foods spanning shared plates to sushi. The quaint hangout has daily drink specials from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and food specials from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mastro’s Ocean Club is a sophisticated, classic steakhouse recognized for its stellar service, upscale surf-and-turf cuisine, and live entertainment. True to its name, the specialties here are of the seafood variety, including the awe-inspiring seafood tower, grilled Pacific swordfish, Chilean seabass, and the ultra-indulgent lobster mashed potatoes.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Honey I'm Not Coming Home (regularly $12; $8 during happy hour), made with Elijah Craig Bourbon, peppercorn honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, and Fernet-Branca.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: The Scotsman ($19), made with Glenmorangie 10-year Scotch Whisky, Aperol, simple syrup, fresh basil, white grapefruit juice, and a dash of orange bitters.

Mbar at Prado

The Mix Up Bar

The pulse of Prado – one of the restaurants at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia – is Mbar. Gather at the bar, mingle in the plush lounge seating, or cozy up by a fire pit outdoors. Nosh on Andalusian-inspired tapas, such as a wood-fired lollipop lamb chop and grilled octopus, paired with a drink menu of fruit-infused sangrias, craft cocktails, and a variety of Spanish wines.

Within Royal Palms Resort and Spa, The Mix Up Bar features a garden-to-glass cocktail program with a “mix” of seasonal ingredients and unique spirits. The decor is inviting and refined, with dark woods and striking gold accents, and each day offers a special, including Sangria Sundays, Bourbon & Burgers Thursdays, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Camelback Cooler ($15), made with jalapeno-infused Casamigos Blanco Tequila, lime, cucumber and cilantro.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Mr. Fig Stuff ($15), made with bourbon, housemade fig syrup, orgeat, lemon and figgy pudding bitters.

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The Rhythm Room

Serving Modern Latin cuisine with Peruvian and Ecuadorian influences, The Mission has been a local favorite since 2008, with its original location in Old Town Scottsdale. The Kierland Commons location, which opened in February, boasts two levels – with a bar on each and a tequila menu includes more than 55 premium tequilas and hand-pressed cocktails.

Opened in September 1991 by world-renowned blues harmonica player Bob Corritore, this intimate live music venue spotlights the beauty of roots, blues and rock ’n’ roll music. As a no-frills concert club, the venue’s stage is its centerpiece, which brings in local and national music acts – such as The Repeat Offenders and Marmalade Skies – to perform most nights of the week. PHOTO BY NICKY HEDAYATZADEH

The Mission at Kierland Commons

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Spanish Rose ($16), made with Vida Mezcal, agave nectar, grapefruit juice, rose, lime juice, and garnished with sprigs of thyme.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: For a twist on a popular favorite, find Lynsey behind the bar, who makes a mean raspberry Moscow mule ($8.50).

Second Story Liquor Bar

Shadows Lounge

Make your way to the second story of a building in Downtown Scottsdale to find this upscale cocktail lounge and eatery. The interior is flanked by dark leather accents and a luminous chandelier, creating a secluded space for conversing over cocktails and culinary creations. Out till the wee hours? Grab late-night eats Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

This classic cigar and cocktail lounge at Talking Stick Resort feels worlds away from the property's bustling casino. The intimate alcove beckons with plush seating, dim lighting and live music each night. Whether you park yourself indoors or out, you can unwind with your choice of more than 70 scotches and whiskeys, a selection of fine wines, classic martinis, and cigars.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Violette Corpse Reviver ($14), made with gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, lemon juice and creme de violette.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Go traditional and order a Manhattan, which starts at $12.


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Timo Wine Bar

Head to Steak 44 – named for Phoenix’s 44th Street – for an impressive culinary experience. The upscale dining destination is known for its steak, fresh seafood and imaginative side dishes. Locals love it for its see-and-be-seen atmosphere, especially in the vibrant, high-energy bar area. Stop by the bar before 6 p.m. daily to enjoy specials on cocktails, wine and lighter fare.

Looking for your next date night or happy hour spot? Timo Wine Bar’s charming ambiance is a fit for both. The inviting wine bar serves up lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Don’t miss the Spanish-style tapas or weekly specials including Italian Night Sundays – baked lasagna for two paired with wine for $29 – and Date Night Mondays, which dishes out pizza and a bottle of wine for $25.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Walnut 46 Old Fashion ($18), made with Maker’s Mark 46, Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters, a Luxardo cherry, a sugar cube, and muddled orange over ice.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Elderflower Sidecar ($11), made with Hennessy Cognac, Thatcher’s Elderflower Liqueur, syrup and lemon juice, served in a coupe glass with a sugared rim.

The Vig

The Womack

This upscale neighborhood tavern offers a contemporary menu with the likes of burgers, pozole and short rib tacos. Any of its five locations – with the newest, and largest, at McDowell Mountain – is perfect for an afternoon rendezvous or a night out. All locations have a generous happy hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and, at any time, linger on the patio or enjoy a backyard game.

Go back in time at this cocktail lounge – the venue is a tribute to the historic ’60s Phoenix lounge Chez Nous, known for its classic libations and soulful music. Fondly named after the original Chez Nous owners, Andy and Maureen Womack, it brings back the dimly lit vintage bar that became a staple throughout the decades with nightly music and well-crafted cocktails. PHOTO BY LUIGI RITCHIE

Steak 44

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Bennett & Bubbles ($10), made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, hibiscus syrup, rhubarb bitters, lemon, and sparkling wine.

CAN'T-MISS COCKTAIL: Amaretto Sour ($11), made with Old Forester Signature 100-proof bourbon, Lazzaroni Amaretto, lemon, simple syrup, and egg white.

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D W E L L / A L L U R E / S H O P / FA S H I O N


Accent your autumn ensembles with an Etro scarf showcasing a rainbow of rich, seasonal colors and playful patterns. Comprised of lightweight wool and silk (a 70/30 blend), the scarf features a vibrant mix of globally influenced motifs. Most notable is Etro’s trademark paisley print, which has been a mark of the brand’s identity since the launch of its furnishings collection in 1968. With the unveiling of its first ready-to-wear collections in 1990, the Italian-based maker’s inventive style continues to garner recognition today with fabrics awash in original designs, artfully experimenting with creativity and color in innovative ways. $565 at Nordstrom,

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HOST WITH THE MOST ’Tis the season for celebrating in style

Textured candy bowl, $14 at west elm, 480.948.1950. Acrylic and brass bar cart, Jonathan Adler, $1,450 at Horchow, www. Gray marble cheese board, $150 at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 480.444.5790. Copper beverage dispenser, Artland, $134.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, www. bedbathandbeyond. com. Two-tier galvanized iron stand, $39.95 at Pier 1 Imports, 480.922.3987. Green laser-cut beverage glass, Luigi Bormioli, $35 at Nordstrom, www.


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POP THE BUBBLY It’s time to bathe in luxury

Is there anything more satisfying than sinking into a hot bath and engulfing yourself in relaxing scents – especially during the cooler times of the year? Take your at-home pampering to the next level, and make bath time a full sensory experience with these luxe essentials.

AERIN Rose Body Scrub Hold off on the day spa and transform your skin at home with this rich, creamy exfoliator that polishes and rejuvenates the skin. The floral-infused scrub sloughs away dead skin cells, eliminating impurities to reveal soft, supple and younger-looking skin. $65 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Antica Farmacista ‘Damascena Rose, Orris & Oud’ Bubble Bath Pour this bubble-inducing mixture generously into running bath water and prepare for bath time heaven. With notes of Damascus rose absolute, violet and Tuscan orris root, you’ll be soothed in an aromatic bubble bath. This intoxicating floral fragrance not only relaxes and calms but also nurtures with honey, aloe vera and jojoba oil. $38 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Cartier La Panthère Shower Gel Captivate your senses with Cartier’s divine floral sensation, La Panthère. This decadent shower gel exudes fumes of gardenia mixed with mellow musky notes, enhancing your scrub-

down experience. Its nongreasy and delicate formula gently cleanses the skin, improving texture and tone for an instantly refreshing finish. $55 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Saint Laurent Paris Perfumed Body Crème Melt into luxury with this velvety body creme inspired by the sophistication of a delicate rose. Rich in texture, it enhances your skin’s radiance while delivering intense moisture with notes of sandalwood and rose. This ultrawhipped formula nourishes the skin so it appears dewy, smooth and extra firm. $68 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil This shimmering, silky oil extends a sultry scent of white florals in a golden amber-sandalwood blend. Tom Ford defines luxury with the illuminating oil, radiating gold and platinum leaf with sensual notes of bergamot. To deliver an allover glow, massage it onto freshly showered skin to lock in supreme moisture. Don’t forget this crucial step in your bath ritual to make your skin soft as satin. $100 at Neiman Marcus.

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Style SHOP


MAD FOR PLAID Check in on autumn’s most popular print

Wide-leg trousers, $68 at Topshop, Tie-neck longsleeved buttondown, $80 at Madewell, www. Falabella mini wool shoulder bag, Stella McCartney, $960 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Triangle scarf, Polo Ralph Lauren, $115 at Zappos, com. Pointed-toe stilettos, Manolo Blahnik, $695 at Barneys New York,


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SHADES OF FALL Trendy tints for this time of year

Burgundy faux fur vest, $120 at J.Crew, Teal crystal teardrop hoop earrings, Devon Leigh, $195 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. Braided belt, rag & bone, $195 at Zappos, com. Leather hobo bag, Salvatore Ferragamo, $1,250 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Navy suede booties, Sole Society, $99.95 at Nordstrom, www.


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Rachell Hall’s Permanent Makeup

MICROBLADING PLUS™ Microblading PLUS With Rachell Hall’s signature Microblading PLUS technique, she creates the virtual hairline effect of Microblading plus a soft powdered backdrop of shading to create the illusion of perfect natural brows that are the envy of every woman.

Whether you are challenged with short, sparse, or thinning eyebrows, Rachell Hall’s 28 years of expertise in makeup artistry, custom color blending, art and science will be your perfect solution plus... Remember, discounted prices are not an indicator of value in permanent cosmetics. Trust YOUR face only to the very best. For over 20 years Rachell Hall has eased the makeup woes of an international clientele with her exclusive perfected signature procedures. Be beautiful at breakfast and still look fresh at four! Work out or go out your permanent make up will be perfect! Save time with any procedure. Always natural, always pretty, always perfect. Don't you deserve wash and wear beauty? • Powder soft eyebrows create the illusion of fullness, frame your eyes with the perfect arch, and of course save all that time in the morning! • Smokey eyeliner, never smears, enhances your lash line and eliminates daily tugging at delicate eye tissue • Custom contoured lips- naturally full and blushed lips with contour and colors blended just for you! • Restores lip fullness without the "duck lip effect" and eliminates lipstick bleeding into fine lines • Breasthetics, 3-d nipple areola restoration post mastectomy

"My motto is Classic Beauty, nothing trendy. Nobody wants to look like they had their makeup tattooed on! That’s why all my signature treatments are designed to look soft and natural. Remember you can always add more! My clients never wake up Wednesday morning with Saturday night makeup! Classy, classic and conservative is my specialty look.

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TOP: Floral Peter Pan collared sweater, Ted Baker, $69.95. SKIRT: Pleated charmeuse floral, Ted Baker, $69.95. BAG: Lemon leather, Balenciaga, $995. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080. JACKET: Navy pea coat, Ted Baker, $195. TIE: Yellowand-brown polka-dot, Gutteridge, $12.50. SHIRT: Black longsleeved, Theory, $39.95. PANTS: Denim straight-leg, FRAME, $39.95. SHOES: Chocolate brown leather ankle boots, Gucci, $195. All from Well Suited, 480.556.9750; 602.840.5605.

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JACKET: Paisley corduroy sport coat, Alan Flusser, $24. VEST: Nylon quilted army green, Victorinox Swiss Army, $49. SHIRT: Black long-sleeved, Theory, $39.95. PANTS: Black-andwhite tweed, Armani Exchange, $12.50. All from Well Suited, 480.556.9750; 602.840.5605. TOP: Pink cashmere sweater, Thierry Gillier for Johnstons, $49.95. BELT: Cross chain, $125. SKIRT: Pink midi, $49.95. BAG: Patterned leather clock, Kate Spade, $125. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080.


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EARRINGS: Black horn, Circe, $49. JACKET: Leather painted moto, Ed Hardy, $89. TOP: Off-the-shoulder cropped floral, Paul Ropp, $24.95. SKIRT: Kelly green tulle, $39.95. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080.

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JACKET: Teal cashmere sport coat, Boglioli, $195. TIE: Elephant print, Salvatore Ferragamo, $39.95. SHIRT: Red long-sleeved, Hermes, $79. PANTS: Black, Topman, $17.50. SHOES: Black suede patterned tuxedo, Mr. Hare, $99.95. All from Well Suited, 480.556.9750; 602.840.5605. JACKET: Faux fur cropped cream, Zara, $24.95. DRESS: Camel sculptured, Carven, $145. BRACELET: White bangle, Alexis Bittar, $39.95. SHOES: Pony booties, Rachel Zoe, $145. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080.


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SCARF: Indigo, Ralph Lauren, $14.95. SHIRT: Navy long-sleeved, Love Moschino, $69. PANTS: Orange, AG, $34.95. SHOES: Blue-and-green plaid, Del Toro, $79.95. All from Well Suited, 480.556.9750; 602.840.5605.

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DRESS: Black stretch pencil, Nuvula, $79.95. SHOES: Yellow pumps, Aldo, $14.95. Both from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080.


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TUXEDO: Black, Moschino, $175. TIE: Bow, $12.50. SHIRT: Gray, Ralph Lauren, $79.95. SHOES: Black suede tuxedo, Mr. Hare, $99.95. All from Well Suited, 480.556.9750; 602.840.5605. TOP: Zipper crop, Thierry Mugler, $59.95. BRACELET: Silver-and-gold cuff, Alexis Bittar, $59.95. BELT: Pearl layered, St. John, $125. SKIRT: Shredded maxi, Yumi Eto, $79.95. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080.

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Award-Winning Scottsdale Jeweler


ounded in 1984, Cornelis Hollander Designs is a well-established, full-service jewelry company located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their award-winning jewelry has been distributed all over the U.S. as well as internationally. Every piece is manufactured in Scottsdale by a team of highly skilled craftsmen working to produce the finest quality of innovative jewelry designs. Cornelis Hollander Designs also provides everything from ring sizing and jewelry repair to heirloom jewelry restorations and stunning custom designs. They often work with clients who have jewelry that was passed down to them to upgrade and modernize the look using state-ofthe-art computer design programs and manufacturing techniques. Cornelis and his trained staff are happy to consult with clients to discuss and create their dream piece of jewelry. A native of the Netherlands, Cornelis Hollander studied art and jewelry design in Europe and worked in many different countries before venturing to South Africa and eventually the U.S., finally settling in Phoenix in the early 1980s. Over the years, his natural talent has been refined, and, today, he is one of the world's premier jewelry designers, winning design awards from around the world. When asked about his company's mission statement, Hollander says, "Life can be chaotic, but love is the simplicity that keeps everything held together. That is the philosophy behind the jewelry we create – to find the effortless lines that hold together a complex world." With a simple, yet striking, collection of engagement rings, diamond jewelry and unique gemstone designs perfect for any occasion, Cornelis Hollander Designs offers something for everyone in a range of styles and design concepts.

Visit the shop in Downtown Scottsdale at 4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, online at, or call 480.423.5000.


H AU T E P R O P E R T Y / P L A C E S / W H E E L S


Now that it’s cool enough to man the grill – or, in this case, oven – try your hand at achieving restaurant-quality pizza (and more!) with Roccbox, the world’s first product to offer Neapolitan cooking abilities in a portable gas and wood-fired oven. Made of high-quality, commercial-grade materials, Roccbox’s insulated cast stone floor provides a unique cooking environment for the likes of wood-fired pizzas, flatbreads, roasted veggies, steaks and fish. Dual burners enable the charm of wood-fired cooking or the convenience of gas, while a smooth silicone exterior (available in green or gray) allows for safe handling. It can be fired up to 500 degrees in just 15 minutes, and, as a bonus, it’s light enough for one person to carry, so you can set up shop practically anywhere, whether that’s on your patio or if you head north to hit the slopes. $648 with delivery (ships from U.K.). So Scottsdale! November ‘17





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With Pinnacle Peak as its backdrop, this 7,403-square-foot masterpiece designed by renowned architect Eddie Jones boasts world-class architecture and modern design. Nestled on a 1.69-acre homesite in the award-winning luxury Estancia community, the combination of organic sophistication, visionary design, and unparalleled mountain views create an unmatched state of exquisite living. The block construction home has a metal roof with distinctive interior design features including irrigated indoor planters, concrete walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, an astronomical observatory with a motorized retractable roof, and an attached guest pavilion. State-of-the-art kitchen details feature Gaggenau appliances, Dornbracht fixtures, a teppanyaki grill, a prep sink and two dishwashers. Additonally, there are panoramic mountain views from both the kitchen and the great room. The entire second level is dedicated to a gorgeous master suite with a separate sitting area/library, office, built-in bed, and a concrete fireplace. The main level spaces include a game room, a media room, an 862-bottle wine cellar, an office/studio, a playroom, five bedrooms (including a guest suite with two en suite bedrooms, a kitchenette, and a living room), five full baths, and two half baths. Outdoor entertaining encompasses a separate hot tub, an outdoor shower/bath, LED lighting, and a heated pool with swim jets. There is also a four-car, side entry garage plus a two-car covered carport. Truly, this is a spectacular property showcasing the true definition of million-dollar views and master craftsmanship. 10187 E. Peak Circle, Scottsdale, AZ 85262. Listed for $4,400,000 with Tracy Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Luxury Group/ Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty; 480.560.7000;; www.fitzgeraldluxurygroup. com.


Dr. Kim Johnson

Because your time matters.



You’ll always see Dr. Johnson—not someone else. And Dr. Johnson will have time to get to know you and customize your care. You will have 24/7 access to Dr. Johnson via phone, text or email.

Dr. Johnson will also provide coverage for visiting family members should they become ill while visiting Arizona.

SAME-DAY APPOINTMENTS: Convenient same-day or next-day appointments that start on time and go as long as you need. House calls upon request.


SPECIALIST CARE: For second opinions or specialized care, Dr. Johnson will help facilitate referrals to highly regarded medical institutions locally and across the country.


Whether you have a chronic condition or you’re in the best health of your life, Dr. Johnson provides tailored wellness plans with guidance in all aspects.

Call me on my cell or email me, I’d love to meet you. 602.390.1509 or 8520 E Shea Blvd., Suite 105 Scottsdale, AZ 85260


PARADISE FOUND The captivating Caribbean island of Nevis is open to visitors


The island of Nevis is one of the most romantic places in the world – and the small Caribbean locale may also be one of the luckiest. It was spared damage from both Irma and Maria hurricanes, which destroyed neighboring islands. While Nevis did experience gale-force winds and heavy rain, the island did not sustain any damage and is ready for visitors. In the shadow of Nevis Mountain, this idyllic escape is filled with extraordinary history, cuisine and charm.

The History of Nevis


Part of the West Indies, this tropical paradise is the oldest British colony in the Caribbean. When Christopher Columbus arrived on the island in 1493, he thought the cloud cap on the island was snow, so he gave it the name Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves, or Our Lady of the Snows. Today, the island is simply known as Nevis – and you’ll never find any snow there. In 1628, the British colonized the island and it became the sugar capital of the British Empire. The island’s most historical figure, Alexander Hamilton, was born on the island in 1775. The math genius became a member of the first U.S. Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the first U.S. secretary of the treasury, and founded the organization that helped abolish slavery in New York. The sugar industry died out after slavery was abolished on the island in 1834, and Nevis became part of the independent national of St. Kitts and Nevis in 1983. You’ll still feel a bit of that colonial influence as you explore the island; the ruins of the sugar mills are now grazing spots for herds of wild donkeys and monkeys, while the wide verandas are perfect for sipping classic Nevisian rum punches.

Staying in Nevis



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Nevis, unlike higher profile St. Kitts or other Caribbean islands, is quiet and romantic with no big city distractions. For a peaceful retreat, head to the Relais & Châteaux Montpelier Plantation & Beach, a 60-acre hideaway at the base of Mount Nevis. The plantation dates back to 1687, but the AAA Four Diamond property has all of today’s modern amenities. The luxurious sanctuary includes 19 ocean view rooms and two villas. Take time to walk through the gardens, breathing in the fragrance of the local herbs and flowers. Each morning, executive chef Cristian Bassi serves up a full English breakfast on the patio to set you up for days spent luxuriating by the pool – order up

fresh flavors from Indigo or a cool rum cocktail – or heading to the private beach on the island’s protected western side. Evenings start in the Great Room, where owner Muffin Hoffman greets guests with cocktails, rum punch and canapes. You can then enjoy dinner at Restaurant 750, with local specialties like succulent spiny lobster, which are plentiful in the local waters. For a very special experience, book a five-course tasting menu in the 300-year-old Mill Privée. This historic sugar mill is ideal for an intimate candlelit dinner, where chef Bassi presents you with a selection of scrumptious Caribbean flavors. If you prefer a waterfront retreat in Nevis, head to Four Seasons Nevis on Pinney’s Beach. This 3-mile stretch of pristine sand is the focal point for the 350-acre resort, which has 179 rooms and 17 suites along with a selection of private villas. The Four Seasons Nevis has multiple pools, a spa (complete with a spa garden), and a Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course. And, as with the rest of the island, there is plenty of great food at the resort. Mango, the resort’s open-air, waterfront restaurant, features Caribbean cuisine and a rum bar. Catch the sunset before noshing on barbecue ribs with coconut coleslaw and a rum tasting to complement your meal. Whatever you order, be sure to try the Llewellyn’s Hot Pepper Sauce. It’s available in a variety of flavors and is made by Llewellyn Clarke, a local Nevisian who is also a chef at the resort. Before you leave Mango’s, ask chief mixologist Kendie Williams to make you a Spicy Island Turtle, which is comprised of Naked Turtle White Rum, mango puree, sugar cane syrup, and a dash of Llewellyn’s mango-pepper hot sauce. For a sense of place, take a walk down the beach from the Four Seasons to Sunshine’s Beach Bar & Grill. This collection of brightly colored picnic tables on the beach is a favorite hangout for locals and visitors alike. Order a Killer Bee (or two) and anything with Sunshine’s secret sauce, and let the sound of the waves take you away.



Getting to Nevis From Arizona, fly to Miami and then on to St. Kitts. Start your Nevis journey in style by booking a concierge arrival at the YU Lounge in St. Kitts, which arranges plane-side greetings, private customs transfers, Champagne and more. You will then get on a boat for a quick, 10-minute ride to Nevis. Those staying at Four Seasons Nevis arrive at a private dock; Montpelier meets guests at the main dock. To learn more about Nevis, visit


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2018 LEXUS LS Drive as though you’re flying first class BY JIM PRUETER

VITAL STATS: 2018 Lexus LS

Luxury carmakers always have one flagship vehicle. Most often it is their biggest sedan, one that radiates the essence of excellence, with the presence of pure luxury. For Lexus, that vehicle is the LS sedan, originally launched 28 years ago. For its fifth generation, Lexus has perfected the car, and it is nothing short of exceptional. The 2018 LS is rear-wheel drive, with available all-wheel drive, and will also be offered in a hybrid variant when it goes on sale in February 2018. It is powered by an all-new, twin-turbo, 3.5liter V-6 engine with 416 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, and gets from zero to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. A new 10-speed transmission is standard. The new LS has a lower, ground-hugging appearance and a striking coupe-like silhouette with a six-window profile. Luxury audiences have a measured preference for big grilles, and the LS doesn’t disappoint. A unique rendition of the massive spindle grille is flanked by narrow slit-like projector lamps and L-shaped LEDs. It’s the most sharply angled and edgy vehicle in its class. The effects of the new, longer wheelbase really show up inside, with massive passenger


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room and comfort. Surprisingly, the best seat in the new LS is in back – it’s like flying first class. Executive seats heat, cool, massage, recline and include a raised ottoman. There are also 11.6-inch entertainment screens, a Mark Levinson 3-D audio system, and ambient lighting. Several individually handcrafted Shimamoku wood patterns are available in a choice of matte or gloss and light or dark. It is unquestionably a showy, almost arrogant, display of luxury automotive craftsmanship. For those who want more, Lexus offers an F Sport package with dynamic handling, active stabilizers, sport-tuned suspension, and air height adjustment to lower the vehicle’s profile for improved dynamics at highway speeds. As expected, the LS is one of the world’s most technologically advanced automobiles. Among other things, it provides world-class safety technology with the Lexus Safety System+. So, what’s it like to drive? It’s certainly quick enough; even with the V-6, drivers won’t be disappointed with its performance and handling. With expressive new styling, state-of-the-art technology, and new imposing length, Lexus promises a “new level of flagship luxury in every aspect.”

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Tucked into the cactus-dotted foothills of Camelback Mountain, J&G Steakhouse offers flexible, state-of-the-art private and semi private dining areas featuring stunning Valley views. LOCATED AT THE PHOENICIAN 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 214-8000 |




Lithuanian cuisine and its comfort-forward dishes have historically been regarded as peasant food in other parts of the world. But at Sonata’s Restaurant, this so-called peasant food is put on a pedestal. The smoked beef short rib stroganoff ($25) is a perfect example. The hearty dish’s main component – beef brisket – is brined for 48 hours, smoked for six, and then braised for eight until tender. Wild mushrooms are cooked in the leftover jus for added earthiness to complement the meat. Guests can choose for it to be served over housemade pappardelle egg noodles for a more traditional stroganoff, or with buttery Boursin-infused mashed potatoes. It is then topped with a European sour cream called Smetana, and garnished with chopped onions and enoki mushrooms. Sonata’s Restaurant, 10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.477.1390; So Scottsdale! November ‘17



LEGENDS OF THE FALL Get a taste of the season with 10 oh-so-autumn libations


El Panzon y Frida Bourbon Cider, $10 Maker’s Mark Whisky gets an early holiday upgrade – the pairing of a homemade pear cider shrub and a hint of bitters for this cider with a kick. 7323 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale; 480.659.1544; EVO Ginger Johnny, $12 ’Tis the season for deep red pomegranates, warm ginger and dark liquors. Get the full package in one cocktail featuring Jameson Caskmates, ginger, lemon and pomegranate. 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.265.9811; LON’s Last Drop Pumpkin Patch Punch, $12 The Pumpkin Patch Punch includes a generous portion of Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum balanced with a mix of traditional fall spice flavors, including pumpkin puree, fresh lemon juice, and aromatic black tea. At The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley; 602.955.7878; www.hermosainn. com/lons-last-drop. Marcellino Ristorante Fall Foliage, $13 This fall cocktail is made with Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum, dark creme de cacao, Cointreau, and pineapple and topped with soda water. The glass is rimmed with cinnamon-sugar crystals and garnished with a green apple wedge for added festive fun. 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.990.9500; Olive & Ivy Apple Jalapeno Margarita, $11 Who said margaritas are a summer drink? Made with Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila, Ancho Reyes Verde Chile Liqueur, green apple sour, and cinnamon, this concoction is sure to warm you up as the temps dip down. 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.751.2200;


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Perk Eatery How Do You Like Dem Apples, $12 Knob Creek Bourbon, Campari and lemon juice mingle with real apple cider and sweet maple syrup for a very happy holiday effect. 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.998.6026; Sushi Roku Ginger Snap, $15 This take on a classic fall treat is complete with the wonderful aromas of fresh gingersnaps and none of the baking hassle. Sip on Wild Turkey Honey Whiskey, Peychaud’s bitters, lemon, mint, and, of course, ginger. At W Scottsdale, 7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.2121; The Country Club at DC Ranch Moonshine Apple Pie Cocktail, $10 Apple Pie Moonshine from American Born is combined with a little lemon juice and simple syrup then topped with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple cider for a taste as refreshing as the cool autumn air. 9290 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.342.7200; True Food Kitchen Orchard Bourbon Sour, $12 Apple, lemon and Buffalo Trace Bourbon infused with orange and cinnamon in-house give this slightly sour craft cocktail a little spice and everything nice. 15191 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.265.4500; twenty6 Pumpchata Martini, $13 Fall flavors are screaming from this sinful treat that features Kahlua, RumChata, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice syrup, and a touch of whipped cream with nutmeg. At JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix; 480.293.5000;

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BERRIES & BUBBLES Ocean Prime’s smokin’ sipper


Ocean Prime is most often lauded for seafood and steaks. But, as it turns out, just as much work goes into their libations menu as their main. “Most people don’t realize we juice all of our own fruit in-house as well as make all of our own tonics, syrups and even sours by hand each day,” says Thomas Whitman, Ocean Prime Phoenix’s beverage manager, noting they also encourage their staff to play around and experiment with new ideas and flavor combinations. “Ocean Prime has also implemented an associate beverage program, where team members compete to get their cocktails featured nationwide.” Ocean Prime’s best-selling cocktail – Berries & Bubbles ($14) – has served as inspiration for dozens of new ideas for a decade. The drink starts with housemade sour, which is combined with Belvedere Citrus Vodka, a crisp, aromatic spirit made by actually soaking fruit into the vodka. Whitman then adds creme de cassis. “Many people add Chambord to drinks like this, which balances the sour with its sweetness, but cassis gives guests something a little different and unexpected,” says Whitman, noting that cassis is sweet, yet laced with notes of luscious black currants. Whitman then brings the shaker to the guest’s table, along with a martini glass that contains dry ice and Grand Marniermarinated blackberries, as well as a side of Domaine Chandon Brut. “We shake the mixture in front of guests and then pour it over the dry ice, creating a smoke show,” Whitman says. “We top it off with Chandon for effervescence.” Ocean Prime, 5455 E. High St., Suite 115, Phoenix; 480.347.1313;


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CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Rochelle Daniel of Fat Ox

Rochelle Daniel serves as executive chef at Fat Ox and focuses her menu on contemporary, hearty fare with bold flavors from throughout rural Italy.


You made some impressive stops before Fat Ox – tell us a few. After first getting into the kitchen at age 15 and then taking on the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, I decided to go into what was named the hardest kitchen to work in by Food and Wine magazine: Zinc Bistro, where, eventually, I earned the chef de cuisine role. I then traveled to Sedona to be the executive chef at L’Auberge de Sedona, where I helped rebrand and rename both concepts at the resort, Etch Kitchen & Bar and Cress on Oak Creek, before making my way back to Chef Matt Carter at his newest baby, Fat Ox. But you look familiar from more than just the kitchen. I recently appeared on Food Network’s Chopped Grill Masters. While the show aired in August, we filmed it in freezing New York City in April. Imagine being outside, on national TV for the first time, and grilling in front of all those people and cameras having no idea what you’re cooking. No pressure or anything! Yet that’s not your biggest cooking adventure to date? Nope! That would have to be when I was invited to cook at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World a few years ago. Not only was it the experience of a lifetime, but I was also able to bring my family for all the behind-the-scenes Disney fun. What’s your favorite thing to cook now that it’s getting cooler? I love cooking fish – especially the process of breaking down the whole fish to developing a recipe based on its delicacy, flavor profiles, and even where it was caught. If I could, I would go out and catch it, too! Any foods you hate to eat or cook? In my opinion, thick-cut raw onions overpower everything. Fat Ox, 6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.307.6900;

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PATIOS AND PUPPIES! The 411 on dog-friendly Valley venues


Cafe Bink

From its patio, Cafe Bink offers amazing views of Carefree to humans and dogs alike. Upon request, they provide free water bowls – in customized sizes to fit your pooch – which pair perfectly with their extra-long happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. most days of the week. Bonus: Usually, resident pup Panda, the manager’s dog and unofficial Cafe Bink mascot, is on the patio to keep your pooch company. 36889 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree; 480.488.9796;

Farm & Craft

Farm & Craft not only offers healthy, sustainable food for humans; it also offers it for dogs. The menu actually features a “Dog Bowl,” which includes all-natural grilled chicken and healthy grains for your four-legged happy hour buddy. They also make sure the dogs are hydrated with refreshing ice water and free refills. 4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.568.8980;

Hula’s Modern Tiki

Hula’s Modern Tiki is best known as a destination for tropical drinks and from-scratch islandstyle eats. But, they also welcome dogs on their patio year-round, providing water bowls on request. Dog lovers especially love the ample misters while it’s still hot, and the warming fire pits for chilly nights (as do the dogs). Two locations;


Widely regarded as the most dog-friendly bar or restaurant in the Valley, each of O.H.S.O.’s locations offers play areas for dogs and their pet parents as well as a special dog-focused area called the “barking bar,” which features water bowls and housemade dog treats all day, every day. In addition, charitable events are held monthly at each location to raise funds for local shelters in the area. Three locations;

Dog parents, rejoice! Pooch-friendly patios – many with special seats, treats and play places especially for your pet – abound in the Valley. And with the fall weather, there’s no better time to enjoy them than now.

Old Town Gringos

The indoor-outdoor dining experience – which often includes live music – welcomes dogs onto its patio, always offering each its own water bowl and doggy treats by the handful. They even invite dogs to run up and down the wooden stairs between the patios for a little exercise. 4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale; 480.423.3800;

Salty Sow

Serving up contemporary farmhouse fare, this American gastropub offers water bowls to any dogs who want to hang on their patio, as well as a bag stuffed with various treats based on your dog’s size and age. Of course, all


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MORE PLACES FOR YOUR PUP Each of the below offers outdoor space for pups as well as water dishes on request.

owners are also welcome to feed their dogs some of the fresh and locally sourced leftovers from their own plates. 4801 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale; 602.795.9463;


This fast-casual breakfast and lunch hot spot, known for using local farmers and vendors, boasts a spacious, dog-friendly patio with dedicated water bowls for each four-legged friend who visits in addition to LED TVs, free Wi-Fi and charging stations. Plans are also underway to launch a housemade treat for dogs this winter. Two locations;

AZ88 Brat Haus Chestnut Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers (all locations) Duke’s Sports Bar & Grill EVO FEZ Ingo’s Tasty Food Kale & Clover Kelly’s at Southbridge Luci’s at the Orchard McFate Brewing Co. Postino WineCafe (all locations) Rhythm & Wine Scottsdale Beer Company Sip Coffee & Beer House (all locations) The Coronado The Gladly The Herb Box at Southbridge The Market by Jennifer Restaurant & Bar The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery Vines & Hops Windsor

Shake Shack

Not only does this burger joint boast a dogfriendly patio, each Shake Shack location has a “woof menu.” Options on the clever concept include the “Pooch-ini” – a ShackBurger dog biscuit made with peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard (best for bigger dogs) – and the “Bag O-Bones” – five ShackBurger dog biscuits from Bocce’s Bakery. Three locations;

The Adobe Restaurant

Located at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, this eatery’s golf course-facing patio is the ultimate spot to relax and unwind with furry friends. Complete with a misting system, comfortable seating and fire pits, The Adobe patio is extremely dog-friendly. Beyond water bowls, the venue offers dog-approved food items all day, including a Yappy Hour menu with eggs, chicken and even modified burgers for dogs. 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix; 602.468.9160;

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J&G STEAKHOUSE Nestled inside The Phoenician, J&G Steakhouse serves fine dining classics as interpreted by Michelinstarred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Renowned chef de cuisine Jacques Qualin masterfully pairs award-winning premium meats and fresh seafood with the finest local ingredients to provide a top-tier dining experience. Enjoy craft cocktails in the lounge nightly or dine al fresco on the scenic sunset patio. 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.214.8000;; $$$$



CHLOE’S CORNER Chloe’s Corner is a fast-casual eatery combined with the convenience of a neighborhood market. Enjoy one of their signature pastries with a cup of coffee for breakfast, or take a seat on the patio with their popular American grilled cheese sandwich. Open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. At Kierland Commons, 15215 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.998.0202; www.chloescorneraz. com; $$ THE COVENANT The Covenant can be a place for an elegant night out or a casual, lively lunch. The contemporary menu utilizes a variety of locally sourced, organic ingredients that would pair well with a bottle from their floor-to-ceiling glass wine cellar. Grab a cocktail and a leather-studded seat the bar during happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Brunch starts at 9 a.m. on the weekend. 4740 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix; 602.595.7440; www.; $$ FLOURISH Among the scenic mountains above Fountain Hills, guests of Flourish can enjoy an ever-changing new American menu of locally sourced, healthful dishes throughout the day. Take in the 180-degree views of the Four Peaks wilderness any day of the week with daily happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. At CopperWynd Resort & Club, 13225 Eagle Ridge Drive, Fountain Hills; 480.333.1880; www.flourishaz. com; $$$ ZUZU Nestled inside the iconic Hotel Valley Ho, this retro-chic restaurant has been serving guests and locals for decades with their innovative, upscale American comfort foods and cocktails. Whether dining for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, make sure to save room for dessert, as pastry chef Audrey Enriquez’s monthly “Show Stopper” Shake is a treat for the eyes and taste buds! Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.376.2600; www.; $$


HOT NOODLES COLD SAKE Chef Josh Hebert took the popular once-a-week ramen night at his former Posh Restaurant to create a restaurant dedicated to just that. This small, simple ramen shop serves traditional Japanese ramen as well as snacks such as gyoza. As the Valley


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transitions to cooler temperatures, a big bowl of these hot noodles in savory broth may just be the answer! Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday. At Sonora Village, 15689 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.432.9898;; $$ JADE PALACE Jade Palace is a family-run business that dates back three generations. The Mei family opened their first Scottsdale location in 1996 with a menu combining Szechuan spices with fiery Cantonese cooking. All the Chinese take-out staples like kung pao chicken and beef with broccoli are there to satisfy cravings while specialty entrees like sizzling sea bass are great for those who want to branch out from the usual. Hours vary between the two locations in Scottsdale: Pinnacle Peak and East Shea;; $$ ROKA AKOR This award-winning Japanese restaurant offers steaks, seafood and unique sushi plates. The contemporary robata grill is the visual center that draws diners in with the sweet aroma of a Japanese barbecue. Menu features include Australian wagyu steaks, fresh fish flown in daily, tableside shaved truffles and artisanal sauces, and house-infused sochu cocktails. Open for dinner nightly starting at 4:30 p.m. Happy hour is available in the lounge daily from 4:30 to 7 p.m. 7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.306.8800;; $$$


ALO CAFÉ This quaint Euro-style breakfast and lunch cafe in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale offers dishes inspired by the international travels and Estonian heritage of owner Steve Martinez. Popular menu items include the waffle cristo, the signature cornflakecrusted French toast, and the Chitown heat omelet smothered in New Mexico-style green chile sauce. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 6960 E. 1st St., Scottsdale; 480.878.4712;; $$ BREAKFAST KITCHEN BAR Breakfast Kitchen Bar has reimagined some rich ways to start the day. The kitchen offers a savory shrimp scampi omelet stuffed with goat cheese and basil pesto. For those who enjoy morning sweets, the churro waffle is dusted in cinnamon sugar and topped with Nutella and vanilla ice cream.

Salads, burgers and sandwiches are also alternatives to breakfast. Glutenfree and vegetarian menus are available. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and brunch from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Happy hour/tapas starts at 1:30 p.m. and goes until close. At Scottsdale Quarter, 15147 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.361.6698; www.; $$ SNOOZE Hailing from Denver, this vibrant diner dishes out an eclectic breakfast and lunch menu. Known for their creative, dessert-style pancakes, and several variations of eggs Benedict, Snooze offers something for everyone with a family-friendly vibe. It’s very popular on the weekends, but the wait is made enjoyable with one of their specialty cocktails. At Kierland Commons, 15054 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.664.3133;; $$ THE PLACE For those with a large appetite for breakfast and lunch, Mike & Rhonda’s is “the place” to cure your hunger. They serve generous portions of breakfast classics like pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and steak and eggs. Traditional burgers, sandwiches, melts and salads make up the hearty lunch menu. Open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. 20775 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.284.4150;; $$


GOLDWATER BREWING CO. Goldwater Brewing Co. is a familyowned and -operated craft beer brewery in Old Town Scottsdale. The tap room boasts more than 20 of their own craft beers and some specialty brews served directly from their tanks. The brewery specializes strictly in brewing, serving and distributing their beers to local businesses. Guests can stop in for tastings, but no food menu is offered at this time. 3608 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.350.7305;; $-$$ MCFATE BREWING COMPANY Local brewer Steve McFate started crafting small-batch beers in his home and in a matter of a few years, his business has expanded two Scottsdale pubs. This brewery specializes in smallbatch brews with frequently rotating taps. Guests can snack on chips and dip, nosh on wood-fired pizzas, or enjoy Sunday brunch at the North Scottsdale pub. The South Scottsdale location has a large beer garden with a dogfriendly patio and expanded menu.

Two locations, North Scottsdale and South Scottsdale; www.mcfatebrewing. com; $$ TWO BROTHERS TAP HOUSE & BREWERY Family-owned Two Brothers Brewing is a craft beer company from Chicago. The Scottsdale tap house features a 10-barrel brewing system with exclusive Scottsdale brews. Their craft beer lineup consists of five rotating brewed-on-site beers, signature yearlong favorites, and numerous artisan projects released throughout the year – all paired with an artisan menu. Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. 4321 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.378.3001;; $$


NICK’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT At Nick’s, guests are treated like family. A North Scottsdale favorite for more than 15 years, Nick’s Italian combines classic Italian dishes in a sophisticated dining experience at a great value. Standout entrees include fresh-made ravioli with a variety of fillings, such as rich lobster, and veal plates prepared six different ways. Nick’s on Frank Lloyd Wright, 13910 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.314.9445; Nick’s at Pinnacle Peak, 23417 N. Pima Road, 480.515.0096; Scottsdale; Nick’s at Tatum and Shea, 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 602.953.1110; www.; $$ POMO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA The Pomo family specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza baked in their hand-built, wood-fired ovens. For antipasti, the fritto misto and caprese are great to share, while the classic margherita and signature Pomo pizzas are faultless. Their time-tested recipe is certified by the Verace Pizza Napoletana and Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani organizations. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366; www.; $$ TOMASO’S WHEN IN ROME Executive chef Tomaso Maggiore takes on traditional central Italian cuisine with his latest concept. As the name suggests, Tomaso’s When in Rome is an Italian trattoria inspired by Roman recipes. For vegetarians, the eggplant torte and gnocchi is a multi-layer bake with cheese fondue and tomato basil sauce that is sure to please. Happy hour all day Monday through Friday

and from 4 to 10 p.m. on the weekends. 23655 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.404.6085; www.; $$-$$$ TOMMY V’S URBAN KITCHEN & BAR Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen and Bar offers modern Italian fare in a sleek atmosphere with a laidback patio. Try Tommy’s Amazing Pasta Trio for a taste of the portabello mushroom ravioli, spinach ravioli and gnocchi with spinach and asiago cheese in a brown butter sage sauce. Gluten-free pasta and vegetarian options available upon request. Happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Open Monday through Saturday starting at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday starting at 4 p.m. 7303 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale; 480.427.2264;; $$-$$$


BOURBON STEAK Bourbon Steak is a sophisticated steakhouse by award-winning chef Michael Mina. Guests can indulge in fine cuts of beef and poultry slowpoached in butter along with modern American sides like black truffle macaroni and cheese. Beef connoisseurs may be particularly interested in the selection of both Japanese and American wagyu beef. Call on the in-house sommelier to find the best wine to pair with dinner. Open for dinner service Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m. In the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale; 480.585.2694;; $$$$$$$ FOGO DE CHÃO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE No one does all-you-can-eat meat like a Brazilian steakhouse. For those not familiar, the churrasco experience includes servers that continually bring skewers of meat carved tableside until each diner indicates that they prefer to cease. In addition, an extensive salad bar of accompaniments and sides completes the meal and appeases less carnivorous diners. 6300 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.609.8866; www.fogodechao. com; $$$-$$$$ PRESTON’S STEAKHOUSE Preston’s Steakhouse is owned and operated by a Phoenix family with a heritage for quality meats. Their allnatural steaks are carefully selected and cut by hand. The rest of the menu combines traditional steakhouse favorites, like shrimp cocktail and an iceberg wedge salad, with exclusive

bites such as lamb chop goat cheese fondue and the Preston’s salad. Open nightly for dinner starting at 3 p.m. Happy hour daily from 3 to 6 p.m. 8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.629.5087;; $$$


RHYTHM & WINE Rhythm & Wine is a contemporary, stylish family-owned wine cafe in North Scottsdale. The outdoor bar and patio offers intimate al fresco dining while sipping on a glass of wine and noshing on bruschetta or the French onion dumplings stuffed with beef, onion, imported gruyere, and a hint of brandy in a wonton shell. Join the happy hour crowds every day from 3 to 6 p.m. 7605 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.478.6999;; $$ SU VINO WINERY This Old Town Scottsdale wine shop is a tasting room and outpost for this Grapevine, Texas-based winery. They offer a selection of appetizers like antipasto, cheese platters and desserts to accompany tastings. As a retailer, Su Vino Winery sells gift sets and wine accessories, too. Open at noon Tuesday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Closed Monday. 7330 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.994.8466; www.suvinowineryaz. com; $$ TERRIOR WINE PUB Terrior Wine Pub is an unpretentious, relaxed wine lounge. Stay to socialize, taste one of their several unique lavosh bakes, or listen to live music. Thursday is Tasting Night, where any three wines by the glass are only $12. They also have a wide selection of craft beers and microbrews by the bottle. Open on weekdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday starting at 1 p.m. In Seville Shopping Center, 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.922.3470;; $$ VINES & HOPS As an escape from the energetic Scottsdale nightlife scene, Vines & Hops is a great Old Town Scottsdale sojourn for a casual beer or wine in a homey setting. It offers 19 local beers on tap, an extensive wine list and small plates. For football fans, Vines & Hops is hosting the NFL Sunday Ticket and will be serving breakfast and mimosa specials. And pets are welcome on the patio! 4216 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale; 480.748.4460; www.; $$

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The new Barrio Queen location at Desert Ridge Marketplace welcomed guests to a VIP event with dinner, drinks and entertainment. The festivities were hosted by founding partners and owners Steven Rosenfield and Linda Nash Rosenfield.

Magaly Calderon and Julio Mata


Rodolfo and Stephanie Calderon

Katie and Cosmin Tomuta

Karen Taylor and Heather Christiansen

Matt and Prabidhi Englehart

Joe Patti and Pani Ghadimi

Kelly and Larry Stewart

Patricia and David Ayala

Melissa and Brandon Dillingham

Jason and Stephanie Willis


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Benefitting the Arizona Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this event took place at Mayo Clinic with food and beverage stations and live music.


Veronica Deane and Mary Neifert

Wendy McIntyre and David Moore

Christine Thomas and Barbra Kaplan

Stacy and Iman Munir

Rick Echols and Kristina Martinez

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Polo fans kicked off the next Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships with model and polo player Ashley Busch. Hosted by Evans Furs and Leathers, the soiree included passed appetizers and a no-host bar in Dominick’s Steakhouse’s rooftop dining room while mixing and mingling with Ashley Busch and other polo players. Attendees were also treated to a performance from the Phoenix Opera.

Kristi and Ali Mosharrafa


Molly Deaton and Jo Smith

Ashley Busch

Kara and Dr. Shep Pryor

David Martens and Judy Pearson

Sheryl Sick and Natalie Camacho

Angelica Negri

Debra Savittieri and Gail Merritt

Dennis Chong and Theresa Montgomery

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Alfredo Molina, Giovanna Malaspina and Jason Rose

Elaine Grill and Meg Alexander

Arriannah Ransley and Linda Ransley

Cari Coltrara and Linda Lewandowski

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The Scottsdale Firefighters Association hosted this 17th annual event at Dominick’s Steakhouse to honor select local charities. The association presented the Scottsdale Firefighter of the Year Award and honored the inaugural C.A.R.E. Awards winner Tom Hatten, founder and CEO of Mountainside Fitness. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by dinner.

Reba and Mike Ristich


Barry and Farrah Graham

Bill and Debbie Crawford

Paul and Susan Yaffe

James and Kerry Nelson

Brandi and Brandon Kowalski

Sarah and Chris Richardson

Mark Hiegel and Councilwoman Linda Milhaven

Anne McPherson and Meg Townend

Chrissy Steele and Meg Irvin


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Held at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn, the Phoenix Business Journal honored 25 of the Valley’s most admired leaders, as well as a Lifetime Achievement honoree, in an evening that included a cocktail reception, dinner and an awards program.

Senator Catherine Miranda and Roberto Sanchez


Latasha Causey and Kimberley Thompson

Dominique Ladomato and Luciek Mkrdichian

Neill and Katherine Feather

John and Colleen Kucera

Ashley Black and Andrew Greybar

Patricia Mansfield and Tatiana Scocos

Rebecca Ehlen and Mindi Schaefer

Christa and Pat Lamb

Michael and Vera Kelly


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JAMES BEARD TASTE AMERICA The highlight of the weekend-long James Beard Foundation Taste America took place at Mountain Shadows. Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, A Night of Culinary Stars was an exclusive dining event that included a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres from local chefs, a silent auction, dinner prepared by nationally renowned chefs, and a dessert reception.

Dustin Christofolo and Rosemarie Christofolo


Kristy Beyer Durkin and Leah LeMoine

Geri Hormel and Lexie Bohnert

Doug and Linda Patterson

Crystal Lewis Brown and Jamil Brown

Angela MacLean and Char Hubble

Ana Garza and Peter McQuaid

Paula and Peter Martori

Emily and Dennis Park

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MOWRY & COTTON The Phoenician debuts a new eatery with local flavor in mind


Over the past two years, The Phoenician has been undergoing an extensive, multi-million-dollar refurbishment. Rooted in luxury and layered with details that define the destination’s history, location and culture, The Phoenician’s new look will feature a more contemporary use of influences from the surrounding Sonoran Desert. It also includes substantial redesigns of the guest rooms, casitas, The Canyon Suites, public and dining areas, pools, and even its spa. In mid-October, one of the most anticipated new venues courtesy of the renovation, Mowry & Cotton, opened its doors to major acclaim. Replacing Il Terrazzo, Mowry & Cotton relaxes the traditional luxe scene of The Phoenician, and, instead, aims to draw locals in with an inviting, laidback vibe; seasonally inspired dishes; and winsome drinks. Inside, there is a spacious, open dining room where a signature hearth oven stands as the central focal point. Sleek surfaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, ambient lighting, and rustic touches make for a relaxed backdrop for both comfy booth and chair seating.


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“We got the name itself from two Old West businessmen – Mowry and Cotton – who, legend has it, partnered together to open one of Phoenix’s first fine liquor establishments more than 100 years ago,” says Lisa Mercer, food and beverage director for the resort. Each of the menus, which include breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch options (in coming weeks), is an array of regionally sourced dishes driven by chef de cuisine Tandy Peterson, who boasts an impressive background, including time at Cafe Bink and Binkley’s Restaurant as well as Spain’s Asador Etxebarri, which has been lauded as among the top 10 restaurants in the world. Peterson’s goal? A menu as approachable as the two folk-legend barmen themselves, bursting with flame-cured, indigenous flavors and textures of modern American cuisine. Guests can expect the likes of creative flatbreads, grilled pheasant, Southwesterninfused striped bass, and smoked spare ribs paired with a strong lineup of veggies like barbecue beets and caramelized cauliflower. The buzzy drink options and bar space itself are equally as impressive, with everything from spirit-forward spins on bourbon cocktails to regional craft beers, and, of course, extensive wine options. Beyond the bar is perhaps the venue’s most beloved space during fall – an expansive, openair back porch with views of the newly redesigned pools that is picture-perfect for drinks or dining. Mowry & Cotton is open for breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner daily from 5 to 9 p.m. Beginning Nov. 11, brunch service will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Mowry & Cotton, 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.423.2530;

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